Stopper agent issues Rovers quit threat
Gael Givet's desire to stay at Blackburn could be hit by the news he faces a 50 per cent pay cut following the club's relegation.
The influential defender and fans' favourite at Ewood Park would be willing to stay put at the club and help them bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt next season. However, Givet's representative Nathou Busi has confirmed that the player would not contemplate staying at Rovers if the terms of his current contract, which stipulates that a drop into the Championship would automatically bring about a 50 per cent pay cut can not be renegotiated. Busi told the Lancashire Telegraph: "Gael's first choice is to stay at Blackburn Rovers but only if the situation can be sorted. "We will have discussions with the club because Gael cannot continue in this situation. We hope something can get sorted. "Gael very much likes Blackburn Rovers. He likes the fans and wants to stay if the contract can get sorted. "He would want other things sorted at the club as well because no-one knows what is happening. But he would like to stay if he can." If a solution is not found it is being reported that 30-year-old Givet, who joined Rovers from Marseille on a four-year deal for £3.5million in summer 2009 following a successful six-month loan stint, could return to France with several Ligue 1 clubs interested in signing him.