Blackburn are in the hunt to sign West Brom midfielder James Morrison, according to Sky Sports.
The broadcaster claimed via their live transfer blog on Friday [12:06pm] that Bristol City and Reading are also interested in the 33-year-old, who is currently set to leave The Hawthorns when his contract expires at the end of this month.
Morrison is West Brom’s longest-serving player after joining the club in 2007 when Tony Mowbray, now in charge of Blackburn, signed him from Middlesbrough.
Morrison would be a decent signing on a free transfer for teams in the bottom half of the Championship, but the Scottish midfielder could yet stay at The Hawthorns if Slaven Bilic decides to keep him. According to the Express & Star, Bilic will be asked to make a final decision on Morrison and team-mate Gareth Barry. Both of their deals are set to expire at the end of June, but could be handed a lifeline by the newly-appointed Baggies boss. However Bilic should avoid handing Morrison a new deal because he is too injury prone. If he can stay fit then he will be a good addition for someone like Blackburn. Mowbray knows Morrison well and if he thinks he can get something out of him, then there are not many that will be able to argue with him. Bristol City and Reading would also do well to snap up Morrison, but surely Blackburn are in pole position for his signature just because of their manager.