Blackburn gain option on Chelsea striker Di Santo

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has secured first option on Chelsea striker Franco di Santo.

The People says the Blues are prepared to let the 6ft 4in Argentinian go on a one-year loan to get Premier League experience.

Di Santo, 20, would be an ideal - and relatively cheap - replacement if Roque Santa Cruz, wanted by Spurs, Aston Villa and Manchester City, leaves Ewood Park.