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Monday, December 17, 2007

Blackburn set to sign Domovchiyski

By Aries

After Arsenal’s interest in Nicolay Dimitrov another Levski Sofia forward has been attracting interest from Premier League clubs.

Bulgarian press is reporting that this week, a Blackburn agent is to travel to Sofia to hold negotiations with Levski owner, lawyer Todor Batkov, over Valeri Domovchiyski's transfer.

Blackburn president John Williams has informed Levski with a fax that his club would like to bring Domovchiyski to Ewood Park.

Mark Hughes liked Domovchiyski's performance in the qualifiers of Bulgaria's youth team vs England and Ireland.

In the meantime the player himself is apparently being kept in the dark.

"I don't know anything connected with my possible transfer. Nobody has told me of Blackburn interest in me and I cannot make any comments," Domovchiyski said.

Domovchiyski, 21, has played in 117 games in all competitions for the club since making his debut three years ago, scoring 54 goals. He is Levski's top goalscorer this season, with seven strikes in 11 league matches.

He has also won three senior caps for Bulgaria and has attracted interest from Newcastle, Fiorentina, Udinese, Sporting Lisbon and Olympiacos Athens.

Domovchiyski is seen as one of Levski's top youngsters and chairman Todor Batkov has reportedly rebuffed an EUR 2,5 M approach from PSV Eindhoven in the past.