Blackburn turn to Ribeiro after Palace fullback Clyne breaks down

Blackburn Rovers are ready to sign Brazilian fullback Bruno Ribeiro.

Blackburn Rovers are ready to sign Brazilian fullback Bruno Ribeiro.

The Mirror says Blackburn are signing Brazilian full-back Bruno Ribeiro after their original target Nathaniel Clyne got injured.

Rovers boss Steve Kean was planning a £2million raid on Crystal Palace for England Under-20 right-back Clyne, but he is out for six weeks after breaking a metatarsal.

The news is the second bitter blow of the summer for Clyne after Palace refused to let him play for England at the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia.

Rovers have now moved to bring in 28-year-old Ribeiro on a free transfer from Brazilian side Gremio Barueri.

 
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