Sam Allardyce cool over cash injection

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Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has reacted calmly to reports suggesting that his club could be in line for a big-money takeover.

Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed is reported to be heading up a consortium aiming to take charge at Ewood Park, with a potential transfer pot worth up to £100million being mooted.

However, Allardyce is aware that even if a deal goes through, the money will not be available to spend in the current transfer window.

He told reporters:"Chairman John Williams tells me we can't get the deal done any sooner than maybe even as far as the end of September.

"This transfer window will be well and truly shut at the end of August, so that will not allow us to do anything between now and then.

"If it becomes a reality, that would be obviously very, very exciting, but at the moment it is still in the process of negotiation.

"The chairman says to me it would be almost impossible to think that any of that money might be available before the end of this window.

"So we continue down the same line as we have all summer and bring in another frontman if we can find him."

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