Blackburn and Leeds lead race for former Stoke midfielder Amdy Faye

02 September 2010 06:39
Blackburn and Leeds are showing interest in former Stoke midfielder Amdy Faye who is a free agent after being released in the summer. [LNB]The 33-year-old has successfully recovered from back surgery after the injury dogged his final year at Stoke and has been training pain free. [LNB]Faye, who has more than 30 caps for Senegal and has also figured for Portsmouth and Newcastle, has held preliminary talks with Blackburn but is weighing up all options. [LNB] In demand: Blackburn and Leeds are interested in snapping up Amdy Faye (centre) [LNB]Blackburn, meanwhile, have denied reports that they did not complete the signing of striker Ivelin Popov because of work permit problems. [LNB]The 22-year-old Bulgaria striker from Litex Lovech was under consideration after impressing on trial but Blackburn opted against the deal last week as they struggled to free up cash. [LNB]Wigan showed late interest in Jason Roberts - but once they opted against the transfer Sam Allardyce's hopes of bringing in another striker dwindled. [LNB]Blackburn wanted around £750,000 for Roberts, 32, but Wigan did not want to pay more than £500,000. [LNB]Popov has scored three goals in 15 matches for Bulgaria since making his debut in 2007 and is expected to start tomorrow's opening European Championship qualifier against England at Wembley.[LNB]Danny Shittu, 29, is a free agent after being released by Bolton Wanderers.[LNB]  Stoke sign starlet, Blackpool eye Lonergan and loan move for Spurs duoGudjohnsen makes permanent switch to Stoke City in £2m dealSTOKE CITY FC

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