Frankfurt and Lyon will enter transfer battle with Everton, Leeds and Bournemouth over Blackburn star Ben Brereton Diaz

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT and Lyon are joining a number of Premier League clubs in the race to sign Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz, according to reports.

Everton, Leeds and Bournemouth are also supposedly sticks to him. In the past, West Ham and Brighton have watched the Chile international.

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Blackburn Rovers set to sell Ben Brereton Diaz this summer so they don’t lose him for free next yearCredit: Getty

A SunSport exclusive has also revealed that some top Spanish clubs are also interested, such as Real Betis, Sevilla and Valencia.

Blackburn may want to sell this summer as the player enters the final year of his contract.

The club have already triggered the option in his contact to extend his stay at Ewood Park by a year.

Brereton Diaz has caught the attention of so many clubs after a stellar season in the Championship.

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The 23-year-old has scored 22 goals in 36 league appearances for Rovers.

Last summer, he also helped Chile reach the Copa America quarter-finals.

Eintracht Frankfurt could offer him Champions League football after winning the Europa League.

As for Lyon, they have had a disappointing season in Ligue 1 and are therefore looking to strengthen their squad significantly this summer.

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They have already signed Alexandre Lacazette and are close to agreeing a deal for Manchester United target Tyrell Malacia.

Meanwhile, Sevilla can also offer Brereton Diaz the chance to play in Europe’s elite club competition, but Betis have Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini who could sway him towards their city rivals.

Closer to home, Bournemouth want to bring in a striker to rival Dominic Solanke as the Cherries seek to retain Premier League status after promotion.

Brereton Diaz could follow his Blackburn teammate Joe Rothwell in moving to the south coast club.


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Edward L. Robinett