Kean warns off Saints
Blackburn boss Steve Kean has issued a hands-off warning to Southampton who have expressed an interest in full-back Martin Olsson.
The Sweden international left-back has been heavily linked with a move away from Ewood Park following Rovers' relegation to the Championship at the end of last season. And, despite interest from Stoke, Chelsea and now the Saints, it seems Kean is doing all he can to ensure Olsson stays put in Lancashire to help with the side's bid for an immediate return to the Premier League. Kean admitted there is plenty of interest in Olsson, who is set to miss the start of the season following an operation on his groin, but the Scot is adamant he is going nowhere. "The way it worked with Martin was when he was away, there was a lot of interest in him," Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph. "I have sat down with Martin and said to him we want him to play. He is getting over a groin operation, is probably not going to be fit for the start of the season, but I have said we want to keep him and want to look at extending his contract. "I think there were clubs who enquired and we said 'not for sale'." Olsson is the second Rovers player to be linked with a move to St Mary's as central defender Scott Dann is also thought to be on Saints boss Nigel Adkins' wanted list. But Rovers are refusing to drop their £6million valuation of the former Birmingham City stopper.