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Allardyce: Blackburn can only spend what we have on new striker

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce says they'll continue to work to their current budget, despite the prospect of coming under new ownership.

Allardyce warned they still can't afford to pay over the odds in their striker search.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "The danger for me is people start thinking we have all this money available now. I have been told we could get the deal done no sooner than probably the end of September.

"Quite simply we can't pay more money for players at the moment, it just can't be done. At the moment we work only from what we can afford.

"Our options change on a day to day basis at this stage of the season. Suddenly a player you couldn't afford before becomes affordable because his club is looking to bring in their own targets.

"Whether there is takeover or not, it is a very, very important area for us. The glaring problem that was with us last season is with us again at the start of this season. If we can improve by finding a player that has those finishing techniques in his locker then that is going to make us all the better."

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