Premier League

Yakubu set for Rovers

Blackburn aiming to sign Nigerian before deadline

Sky Sports sources understand that Blackburn are close to signing Yakubu Aiyegbeni from Everton.

Yakubu: Close to Blackburn move

The Nigerian striker has been at Goodison Park since 2007 but has fallen down the pecking order in recent times and was loaned out to Leicester for the second half of last season.

He is now poised to join Everton's Premier League rivals Blackburn, although they will have to work fast to finalise a deal before Wednesday's 11pm transfer deadline.

It is understood that Yakubu is having a medical after holding productive talks.

The 28-year-old is a proven performer in English football, having previously spent time with Portsmouth and Middlesbrough.