Blackburn Rovers are monitoring Raul's situation at Schalke.

The Daily Mail says Blackburn's ambitious hopes of landing Raul have been boosted by a stand-off between the Spaniard and Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick.

After scoring a brilliant solo goal against Cologne on Saturday, Raul made a point of not celebrating.

It was being seen as a sign he could be on his way.

Steve Kean is interested but has a limited budget while Malaga and Russian side Anzhi have also shown interest.

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