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Blackburn boss Allardyce ponders swoop for Mainz striker Bance

Skysports.com understands Blackburn Rovers are targeting a move for Mainz striker Aristide Bance. Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has made a new forward one of his main priorities this close-season and he is believed to have made enquiries about Bance's availability.

Burkina Faso international Bance impressed for Mainz last season, scoring 13 goals, and his performances attracted interest from a host of clubs, with Celtic among his suitors.

Bance, who is the brother-in-law of Portsmouth's Aruna Dindane, is believed to be available for a fee of €4-5million from Mainz.

Bance's agent, Saif Rubie, has confirmed a host of teams are interested with the Premier League his clients preferred destination if he was to leave Mainz.

"I have a lot of teams interested in Aristide with some big teams in England, Germany and France keen on him," Rubie told skysports.com.

"However, if Aristide can come to the Premier League that would be his first choice."

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