Newcastle United left-back target Stephen Warnock has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Blackburn Rovers.
Stephen Warnock – asked for a transfer
Newcastle have been after Warnock for a few weeks now and have already had an initial transfer request turned down by Blackburn.
But this is hardly good news for new manager Paul Ince, who will need to quell the movement of players from the club.
He has already lost David Bentley and Brad Friedel, and will not want to lose another player in Warnock.
But the news is that Warnock is interested in moving to Newcastle, especially since former Liverpool and England legend Kevin Keegan is now manager, and it seems he is determined to make the move.
It seems that if Blackburn do sell they will making a profit on Stephen, since he only joined the Lancashire club in January of 2007 from Liverpool, for just Â£1.5M, and they are likely to get about twice that amount.
Left-back Warnock has only recently signed an extended contract that would keep him at the club until 2012, but things have changed since Mark Hughes left for Manchester City.
The news that he has now asked for a transfer is being reported by Sky Sports.