BLACKBURN ROVERS are ready to enter the bidding to land Glasgow Rangers central midfielder Lewis MacLeod when the transfer window opens.
The 20-year-old came through the youth system before making his first team debut in 2012 when the SFA imposed a transfer ban on the club.
Wishaw-born Macleod has been capped by Scotland from under-16 level right the way through to under-21 level, where he has scored twice in eight games.
He is seen as one of the brightest talents in the Scottish game, which has brought him to the attention of a number of clubs from across the border.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez is interested, while Rovers’ local rivals Burnley, who are bidding to beat the drop from the Premier League, are also watching him.
Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer is keen to strengthen his squad when the transfer window opens at the start of next month.
MacLeod is currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury which could mean that he has played his last game for Rangers.
The fallen Scottish giants are not in a financial position to turn down any offers for MacLeod with debts currently running at around £8m. MILLWALL will have to make striker Eoin Doyle their first-ever million pound signing if they want to lure him from Chesterfield.
Bristol City are also keen on the 26year-old Irishman but Chesterfield want seven figures for the player who has already scored 19 goals this season. WOLVES are plotting a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard, who is currently on loan with Championship rivals Brentford.
Pritchard is out of contract with Spurs at the end of the season and is ready to leave White Hart Lane in search of regular first team football.
Brentford want to sign the 21-year-old on a permanent deal, but Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has also had scouts checking him out and could provide serious competition for the England under21 international.
Tottenham’s Premier League rivals Swansea are also interested.
Pritchard is likely to be allowed to leave Spurs for around £2m along with a slice of any future profits.