Blackburn Rovers want to sign Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling on a season-long loan deal.
Sources in Lancashire have told NUFCfans.co.uk that Blackburn have enquired about the 22-year old’s availability – but have been told that he will not be leaving the Magpies this summer.
Blackburn have already held talks with Newcastle about striker Leon Best, who is now pondering over a switch to the Championship side in search of regular first-team football.
Steve Kean is looking to add to his squad as he aims to bring Blackburn back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Former Everton star Gosling signed a 4-year contract with Newcastle in July 2010. However, he has struggled to break into Toon’s first team and a midfield which boasts some fine international talents.
In his handful of substitute appearances last season, Gosling bagged a late consolation against Manchester City. In two seasons, he’s made 17 appearances for Newcastle – scoring just the one goal. He was also sent off in the only game he started, the 4-2 loss at Carrow Road against Norwich.
Despite a minimal impact on Tyneside so far, Gosling is hoping for more of a chance next season with Newcastle set to play in the Europa League for the first time in five years.
“I still love it here [at Newcastle]. It’s a great club to be at. This club will always attract players but hopefully my opportunity will come.”
“I just want to get more time on the pitch.”
It is believed that Alan Pardew wants to keep Gosling at the club even if he is an option from the bench next season.
Gosling began his career at Plymouth Argyle, before rising to prominence at Everton.