Caretaker manager Steve Kean wants Charlie Adam to spark the Blackburn revolution.
Kean has been in charge at Ewood Park since the club's new Indian owners took the shock decision to sack Sam Allardyce last week.
Allardyce was keen to snap up Blackpool midfielder Adam but Kean is believed to have been the one pushing for a bid for his fellow Scot.
Adam, 25, will not be allowed to leave Blackpool on a free transfer despite winning a contract dispute with his employers.
Anarbitration panel had found in the player's favour over a disputed'survival' bonus but they also ruled that his contract had not beenbreached - so preventing him walking away for nothing.
Theformer Rangers player, who signed on at Bloomfield Road for £500,000 in2009 following a loan spell, has also been linked with Newcastle,Everton, Wigan and Stoke.
If Kean is still in charge ofRovers when the transfer window opens, he will hope to make Scotlandinternational Adam the first of three or four new signings.
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