Blackburn boss Allardyce arrives in St Petersburg to take Zenit’s striker Pogrebnyak
Pavel Pogrebnyak   /  Photo: www.ftbl.com

Blackburn boss Allardyce arrives in St Petersburg to take Zenit’s striker Pogrebnyak

27 Jul, 12:27 PM

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is trying to take Zenit St Petersburg striker Pavel Pogrebnyak to Blackburn as a replacement for Roque Santa Cruz, The Daily Mail reports.

The 25 year-old's contract expires in November and Rovers hope to get him for a knockdown fee, but his wages will be problematic at £60,000 ($99,300) a week.

Allardyce missed Rovers’ 1-1 draw with Leeds on Saturday, to fly to Russia where the 25 year-old played in Zenit’s no-score game against Russian 2008 champions Rubin Kazan.

The Rovers boss first bid for Pogrebnyak, who has scored five goals in 14 games for Russia, in January.

He is also interested in a loan for Franco di Santo, who failed to score in 16 substitute appearances for Chelsea last season. 

 


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