Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed interest in Stuttgart playmaker Yildiray Basturk.

Blackburn have been linked with Turkey international Basturk from Stuttgart, Stoke's James Beattie and Eidur Gudjohnsen, once a player with Allardyce at Bolton and now at Monaco.

Allardyce hinted at interest in them, saying: "If those players are available we may start negotiations but the first thing would be to contact the club."