Blackburn Rovers are launching a bid for Standard Liege star Axel Witsel.

A long-term target for Manchester United and Everton, Witsel is now a £10 million target for Blackburn boss Steve Kean, says the People.

The free-scoring midfielder admits his time in Belgium's top flight is over and he wants to move abroad.

Kean is being backed by unprecedented transfer funds by new Rovers owners, Venky's.

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