Rovers gazump Swans' keeper bid
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn appear to be on the verge of signing Gillingham goalkeeper Jason Brown.
Blackburn appear to be on the verge of signing goalkeeper Jason Brown from Gillingham, after the Premiership outfit thwarted a similar bid from Swansea.
Swansea were believed to be in pole position to land the player, who recently rejected a new contract offer from The Gills, but the League One side now concede they may have to switch targets.
The want-away Gills stopper had been due in South Wales for talks on Thursday morning, but received an offer from Rovers while en-route to the Liberty Stadium.
"Overnight, Blackburn Rovers came into the equation with a counter-offer," read a statement from Swansea.
"After sleeping on the two deals, Brown decided it was in his best interests to join the Premiership side."
Brown is now expected to hold talks with the Ewood Park club next week and could become manager Mark Hughes's first signing of the summer.
Hughes has been keen on adding a new keeper to his squad and now appears to have settled on compatriot Brown, who made his international debut for Wales against Trinidad & Tobago last month.