No Blackburn move for Alkmaar youngster Elm

Blackburn Rovers will not secure the services of AZ Alkmaar youngster Rasmus Elm this January.

Blackburn Rovers will not secure the services of AZ Alkmaar youngster Rasmus Elm this January.

The 21-year old promising Swedish midfielder has been closely linked with a move to Ewood Park despite signing a four-year deal with Alkmaar in August and has doused any speculation of a move to the English Premier League.

"I am definitely not," Elm told Fotbollskanalen when asked if he would be signing for Blackburn in January.

"That's totally made up. I like it a lot in Alkmaar."

Elm joined the Dutch club from Kalmar but has struggled to become a regular first steam starter due to the fact he is ineligible to play in Europe after already appearing in the competition with the Swedes.

"It's a bit odd playing a game, and things go well, and then not being able to play in the Champions League,” he added.

"And when things go well there, I can understand that the manager doesn't want to change it."

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