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Agent of Blackburn striker Kalinic hits out at club over transfer block

Nikola Kalinic's agent claims Blackburn are blocking a potential move to Ukrainian side Dnipro for the out of favour striker. Kalinic has handed in a transfer request in a bid to force a move away from Ewood Park, and Rovers boss Steve Kean is thought to be willing to offload the Croatian international.

Dnipro are thought to have made an offer for Kalinic, but Blackburn are struggling to agree a fee with them for the former Hajduk Split ace.

"Nikola has been disrespected by the club. He tried all day to speak to them about his transfer request," said Kalinic's representative, Tomislav Erceg.

"We even called India to speak to the owners and to the manager Steve Kean, but no-one would talk to us. There is an offer in, and it is worth more than £6million with bonuses.

"Nikola does not want to play for Blackburn again. I spoke to him [Kean] three months ago and he said he [Kalinic] was his best player. Then he never plays him after that.

"Nikola cannot play for Croatia if he does not get in the Blackburn team. He has to go. He is finished there."

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