Blackburn to offer Ben Brereton Diaz bumper new contract but release clause gives West Ham and Sevilla transfer hope

    BLACKBURN are set to offer Ben Brereton Diaz a new deal — including a fixed price on his head.

    Sevilla and Nice want the Chile international striker, 23, with West Ham among interested Premier League clubs.

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    But Rovers’ £15million valuation is putting them all off.

    And time is now running out before the transfer window shuts on September 1.

    Ewood Park chiefs know Brereton Diaz could leave for nothing next summer.

    They hope to persuade him to sign a contract extension with a big pay-rise and a number Rovers will sell at if clubs come calling again.

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    Brereton Diaz scored 22 goals in 37 Championship outings last season.

    This term he has bagged against Swansea and West Brom for Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side.

    He has won 14 caps for Chile, scoring four goals.

    These include a strike at last year’s Copa America, as well as one against Argentina in World Cup qualifying.

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    Blackburn sit fourth in the Championship after three wins from their opening five games this term.

    They have slipped to back to back defeats, however, losing 3-0 at Reading and Sheffield United.

    Next up is a trip to Bradford in the League Cup, before a home clash with Stoke City.

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