Sporting Gijon fullback Canella watched by Blackburn

Sporting Gijon fullback Robert Canella is interesting Blackburn Rovers.

Sporting Gijon fullback Robert Canella is interesting Blackburn Rovers.

The News of the World says Canella, 22, is one of the most highly-rated young players in La Liga and Blackburn scout Martin Glover watched him play in Sporting's 2-0 home defeat by Valladolid last Sunday.

The Spain Under-21 international's contract runs until June 2013 and his official buy-out price is about £10m but relegation-threatened Sporting have money problems and would probably settle for less.

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