According to reports Blackburn Rovers face competition for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva.
The 23-year-old has been a target for Rovers, who are hoping he will hook up with their Portuguese contingent.
However, the Daily Mail claims West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has moved to beat his former club with a £1 million offer.
|Full name||Adrien Sébastien Perruchet Silva|
|Date of birth||(1989-03-15) 15 March 1989 (age 23)|
|Place of birth||Angoulême, France|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current club||Sporting CP|
|2010||→ Maccabi Haifa (loan)||6||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Académica (loan)||34||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2011.† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 December 2011