Holloway aims to strengthen back line

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Blackpool's transfer business may finally begin in the next few days, with reports suggesting Ian Holloway has lined up two substantial offers for Garry Kenneth of Dundee United and Angel Rangel of Swansea City.

The Daily Mail suggests Holloway has expressed interest in a trio of talent from the SPL side, including David Goodwille, Craig Conway and Kenneth. However, the Seasiders' only offer as yet is understood to have been rejected by Peter Houston's side, £1 million not considered worthy of Kenneth's departure.

If, however, reports from the Mirror are to be believed, Holloway's dealings with Swansea may prove more worthwhile; with a similar £1 million offer for full back Rangel ready following the release of the funds by the chairman.

The prospective offer reportedly matches the Swans' valuation of the player, and provided Holloway gains clearance of the fee, the deal seems to be nearing its completion.

Holloway, in training with his side in Devon this week, is also understood to be considering the signing of several trialists, including Frenchman Malaury Martin and ex-Evertonian Francis Jeffers, both of whom made appearences in the Seasiders' 2-1 victory against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.

Jeffers admitted to being relieved to be back in training with a Premier League outift, and is optimistic of the offer of a permanent place at Holloway's club. On the prospect of putting pen to paper with the club, Jeffers praised the team on its impressive mentality.

"Last year people wrote them off in the Championship but the camaraderie between the lads and staff shows you that they're a tight knit bunch," he told Blackpool's official website.

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