Fulham are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers winger Ben Marshall, according to a report from West London Sport this afternoon.
The 25 year-old rejected a proposed new contract at Ewood Park last week and is the last year of his current deal with Rovers. Marshall, who joined Rovers from Leicester in 2013, has scored 14 goals in 115 appearances for Blackburn and could still included in Owen Coyle’s side that travels to Cardiff tonight seeking their first Championship win of the new campaign.
A former England under-21 international, Marshall, who can also operate at right back, started his career at Manchester United before being nurtured by Dario Cradio in the Crewe academy set-up after leaving Carrington at the age of fourteen. He spent three years at Stoke but failed to make a first team appearance and broke through with Leicester, for whom he scored nine goals in 60 appearances.
Blackburn turned down bids for Marshall from a host of Championship sides in the summer and he was heavily rumoured to be close to joining Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls, Brighton and Hove Albion and Derby County are all likely to be rival Jokanovic for Marshall’s signature. Fulham’s Serbian head coach has made clear his desire to bring in reinforcements over the closing two weeks of the transfer window and owner Shahid Khan’s son Tony watched the 1-1 draw against Leeds last night.