Brighton’s Duffy Interest Ongoing

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Previous attempts from Brighton to tempt Blackburn into selling Shane Duffy have failed, rumour has it they’ll continue efforts to sign the former Everton defender before the transfer deadline next week.

The Irish Sun reports a £2m offer was (quite rightly) turned down earlier in the summer with Brighton returning with an improved £4m offer for the Republic of Ireland international. From that amount though it is said £500,000 of that would be an add-on only paid if the Seagulls secure promotion to the Premier League this season.

It was suggested the Blackburn hierarchy aren’t happy with that arrangement and would ‘rather the entire amount be paid immediately’ if he’s to go to Brighton for such an amount.

Clearly Owen Coyle doesn’t want to sell the 24-year-old in any case but with him turning down his initial new contract offer to extend his Ewood Park stay beyond the end of this season Blackburn could have a decision to make before Wednesday’s 11pm transfer deadline.

Duffy responded well to his double own goal and sending off against Cardiff recently to score the winner for Blackburn against Crewe in the League Cup earlier this week of course, but will he remain with Rovers?

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