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Blackburn's sale of Grella to increase funds

Blackburn Rovers' impending sale of midfielder Vince Grella to Turkish club Galatasaray will increase their available funds to go after a striker or another midfielder.

The Lancashire Telegraph reports that the Australian international's transfer will fetch the Rovers significantly less than the €4million ($AUD5.8million) they paid for him two years ago, but with wages taken into account, purchasing funds should increase.

Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is believed to be a fan of Grella but is prepared to sell the former Torino man because of his injury worries which has forced him to struggle during his time at Ewood Park which has spawned just 25 league starts.

Blackburn will reportedly use the money from the Grella sale to go after Spanish veteran Guti but also have plans to bring in a new striker.

Grella will join Australian teammates Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill in Istanbul if the move goes ahead.

Andrew Slevison
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