Rovers deny Miccoli move
By Chris Stanton. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Blackburn have dismissed speculation linking them with a move for Benfica star Fabrizio Miccoli.
Reports over the weekend had suggested Mark Hughes was considering a £3.5 million offer for the Italian who is on loan to the Portuguese outfit from Juventus.
Miccoli impressed in his side's run to the UEFA Champions League quarter finals but Rovers executive chairman John Williams claims the forward has not been under consideration by Hughes.
"We are looking at home and abroad for players, but that's not a name I've heard mentioned," Williams told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
Benfica are believed to have first option to sign the player at the end of his loan spell next month.
The club have also dismissed suggestions that star striker Craig Bellamy is a target for Tottenham.
"It's pure speculation as far as I'm concerned," added Williams.
"Every week a different one of our players is getting linked with a move elsewhere in the national press, but we've said all along we want to keep hold of our best players."