Neill agent: Bids received for Lucas

Blackburn defender Lucas Neill is available on a Bosman in the summer but according to his agent there have been multiple bids to his club from clubs wanting to sign him now. Blackburn aren't obliged to accept the bids, but the player has made it clear he won't be signing a new deal at the club. Either he goes this transfer window and makes Blackburn a token amount of money, or he goes in the summer for free.

Neill's agent, Peter Harrison, told Sky that he knows Blackburn have received bids, although he didn't reveal how many had been received. He said: "We know there have been bids put in for him, there is a lot of interest from England and abroad."

Neill cost Blackburn £1m when he joined from Millwall in 2001 and Blackburn would have got that fee back had they let him go in August. Back then Liverpool were the team closest to signing him, getting the player's interest much more than Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur who also made bids at the time. Newcastle are said to have shown interest again, but they don't have Champions League football on offer, and as a club aren't any bigger than Blackburn, meaning Neill isn't so likely to be interested this time either. There are also reports claiming the likes of Barcelona and Milan are interested.