Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed that he has spoken about a potential move for Norwich City defender Grant Hanley.

Mowbray has revealed that Hanley is one of a number of defensive targets that Blackburn have heading into next season.

Hanley has only made one league appearance in 2019 for Norwich, which came as a substitute in the final minutes of the club’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on the final day of the campaign.

After starting Norwich’s first six games of the season, Hanley failed to start another game and was limited to three more games in all competitions after the start of September – one of which ended in the first-half as he was sent off against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.

Speaking to The Lancashire Telegraph, Mowbray said this about Hanley:

We talk about lots of players.

We have spoken about centre halves and looking to add to our options and I’m not saying there’s nothing in it.

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We have lists of players, A, B, C and you don’t really want them getting out, not that they should worry about that, because it might be because the player is too expensive for us, or them not being available.

But as time goes on that situation might change.

I don’t know how many games Grant Hanley played last season but I’m sure it wasn’t enough for his liking.

He is a player we have talked about but is not at the forefront of our minds.

Despite being Norwich’s club captain, Hanley is currently behind Timm Klose, Ben Godfrey and Christoph Zimmermann in the pecking order at Carrow Road.


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