BLACKBURN are in the hunt to re-sign Alan Judge when he leaves Notts County at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old made his way through the ranks at Ewood Park before being released to join Notts County in January 2011.
But the two-yeardeal he signed is up in the summer and he has refused an extension.
The former Republic of Ireland under-21, who hails from Dublin, had two loan spells at Plymouth Argyle and is ready to move again.
The Magpies refused to sell him when the transfer window was open at the start of the year when he was the target of a host of clubs, including Rovers.
It is understood they are still interested despite being without a permanent manager and fighting against relegation.
Brighton & Hove Albion have also been keeping tabs on him over the last few months and will enter the bidding as well.
Charlton Athletic are also keen on Judge, dubbed the Irish Messi by County fans who hold him in high reguard.
County could regret letting him leave for nothing after also turning down £500,000 from Ipswich Town at the end of last season. FORMER Portsmouth striker Svetoslav Todorov could use a trip to Fratton Park this week to play in a charity match to secure a move back to the club.
Todorov is currently a free agent and is flying in from Bulgaria to play in a game between a Portsmouth XI and Hermann Hreidarsson’s Icelandic side IBV. DERBY are leading the race to land Dundee United hot shot Johnny Russell in the summer.
The 23 year-old has spent six seasons at the Tannadice club but has caught the eye of a number of English scouts. He has scored 20 goals in 35 appearances this season and is likely to be heading South of the Border.
Russell is rated at around £1.8 million by United and was a target for Crystal Palace in January and they are set to renew their interest with Wilfried Zaha moving to Manchester United.
But Nigel Clough is ready to test the resolve of Palace to grab the striker. Russell, who has earned Scotland under-19 and under 21 honours, is yet to be to break into senior Scotland set up.