N'Zonzi battle begins

Host of Premier League clubs keen to bring in Rovers ace

Steven N'Zonzi: Attracting interest following Blackburn's relegation

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Sky Sports understands the race to sign Blackburn midfield star Steven N'Zonzi has already begun with nearly half the Premier League keen on him.

N'Zonzi has been a pivotal player for Rovers since moving from Amiens in 2009.

In January Rovers fended off interest, but now their relegation has been confirmed Sky Sports understands that they will not stand in his way, subject to their valuation being met.

Rovers will be looking to cut their budget now they are in the Championship and N'Zonzi is one of their most prized assets.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Everton, Sunderland and Fulham are all among the clubs looking at making a move for the 23-year-old.

Sky Sports understands a number of clubs are already in contact with N'Zonzi's representatives as he looks set for a move straight back to the Premier League.