Newcastle United striker Leon Best is considering a bumper offer from Blackburn Rovers.

The Evening Chronicle says sources in Lancashire have indicated to the Chronicle that Best has been offered an excellent package that could be enough to persuade him to drop down to the Championship, with Steve Kean's side looking for promotion at the first attempt.

It is believed that Best's pay offer at Blackburn will rise if he hits the heights next season and helps them back to the top flight with a string of personal incentives included in his contract.