American-based businessman Daniel Williams has confirmed his consortium are in the early stages of talks with Blackburn about a possible takeover.

The 30-year-old entrepreneur from Lytham St Annes, a boyhood Rovers fan, said his plans would include giving manager Mark Hughes substantial funds to compete in the transfer market if the bid was successful.

He told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "We are at the very, very early stages of any kind of process."

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