According to reports in England Blackburn have joined Stoke City in the chase for Preston North End midfielder Adam Barton.
The 20 year old Republic of Ireland Under-21 midfielder caught the eye last season with a number of impressive performances for Preston.
With Preston losing their fight to stay in the Championship the club now faces a battle to hold on the talented star.
Stoke are very keen on the player with Tony Pulis having watched the player on several occasions however Blackburn have now entered the fray and have watched the player in pre season.
Blackburn born Barton played for Northern Ireland, making his full debut against Morocco however the 6ft 2” midfielder later opted to declare for the Republic of Ireland.
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