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Anyone seen Di Santo today? As we sign Kamel Ghilas

Today is supposed to be D-Day in the signing of Di Santo on a season long loan from Chelsea, if he doesn’t arrive at Ewood today, it will be off. So has anyone seen the Argentine around the club or even on the M6 on his way?

Franco Di Santo

This deal has always been on the table, but has been up in the air as Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, had been said, was yet to make his mind up on the lad. Rovers fans were hoping he wouldn’t impress too much on Chelsea’s US tour, but a goal and an assist in the last game put paid to that. So we will see if Di Santo joins today or not.

The other news is Allardyce was indeed in Russia watching Pavel Pogrebenyak at the weekend, but that deal seems to have gone cold, with the Russians asking for way to much money for a player whose contract is up in November.

Kamel Ghilas signs for Blackburn

Coming out of nowhere is the supposed signing of Kamel Ghilas from Celta Vigo as reported by

Kamel Ghilas in training this weekend

They report that the players has signed for 2.2 millions Euros on a four year deal, after flying to England and passing a medical. If anyone knows anything about the lad, I would love to hear it. All I know was he was Celta Vigo’s top scorer in Spain’s Segunda Division last year, where the club finished 17th. Not exactly our big money striker signing.

If Di Santo does come today though, is there really room for another striker to join us? We would have five traditional strikers with Di Santo, Ghilas, McCarthy, Roberts and Gallagher, with Diouf and Samba to cover. This would lead me to believe that Gallagher could be off on loan again this year or the Di Santo deal is off.



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