Blackburn Keen on Elliott Bennett

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Blackburn Rovers are in talks with Norwich City over the possible transfer of winger Elliott Bennett, it is understood.

Rover’s boss Paul Lambert, who managed Bennett during his reign at Norwich, appears to be a fan of the wide man and is looking to add him on a permanent deal, bolstering his midfield options in the process.

The 27 year old, who has been on loan at Championship rivals Bristol City for the first half of the season, has impressed during his temporary stay at Ashton Gate.

Blackburn Keen on Elliott Bennett

The Robin’s, who are also said to interested in securing Bennett’s signature on a permanent basis, have been languishing in the lower reaches of the Championship this season – the loanee wing-back impressing on the flanks in an otherwise forgettable start to the season for the South West club.

Bennett’s loan spell ended on Monday, with the player returning to Carrow Road. With his contract up at the end of the season, the Canaries seem willing to cash in for the player now, rather than losing him on a fee transfer in the summer.

There appears to be several clubs interested in securing Bennett’s services, but Blackburn Rovers seem to be the front runners, with the wide man’s relationship with manager Lambert a key factor in his decision making.

After starting his career as a trainee at Bury, Bennett moved to Brighton in 2009 before signing for the Canaries in 2011.


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