Yakubu set to sign for Blackburn

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Updated: August 31, 2011

Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni looks set to join Blackburn Rovers from Everton just hours before the transfer deadline approaches.

Reports from Sky Sports indicate that a move that had looked dead in the water at various stages today looks to be nearing completion and Yakubu looks set to have a medial at Rovers before singing before the 11pm deadline.

Yakubu has fallen down the pecking order at Everton since he joined them in 2007 and this move looks like giving him the first team football he wants. The striker has also time with Portsmouth and Middlesbrough.

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