Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed the Championship club are "exploring" the opportunity to sign Republic of Ireland attacker Michael Obafemi.

Southampton are close to bringing striker Adam Armstrong from Blackburn, with Mowbray interested in bringing Obafemi from the Saints to Ewood Park.

Obafemi struggled to get game time last season under Ralph Hasenhuttl with injuries also hampering his prospects. He was close to going to Swansea on loan in January but sustained a muscle injury in training that scuppered the move.

"It's something that’s been mooted. Those sort of things become personal to the point the boy wants to make that move, his advisors have to see it as an opportunity," Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"It’s something we’re exploring but I won’t sit here and say that anything is happening. We will see in the next couple of days if anything materialises.

"I have watched him for the last three months. I was aware of him making his debut, he made quite a bit of noise a couple of years ago.

"He’s mobile, fast, can score, he’s a young boy but we use attributes to help the team play in a certain way.

"He has the attributes that will help our team but it’s not something we should be saying is a done deal as I’ve not personally spoken to the player so let’s see what the next few days bring."

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