Argentine attacker Mauro Formica looks set to turn down a possible move to Blackburn Rovers.

The 22-year old Newell's Old Boys star was looking like he was headed to Ewood Park but French club AS Monaco have swooped with help from former player Lucas Bernardi.

The ex-Monaco midfielder is playing with Formica at Newell's and spoke to the promising talent about moving to the Stade Louis II just as it looked like Steve Kean was going to get his man to Blackburn.

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