Aston Villa are eyeing Blackburn Rovers striker Nikola Kalinic.

Rovers' £6million Croatian striker has found himself on the sidelines since Steve Kean took over.

Kalinic, 23, fumed: "I still have a contract for the next two years but if nothing changes then I will have to find a new club. I have been pushed aside since my return from national team action."

Kalinic has scored just seven goals in 42 games since joining from Hajduk Split - but has been linked with Aston Villa.

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