The 21-year-old Canadian international has turned in a series of impressive performances for the relegation strugglers this term, alerting a number of clubs to his potential.
However, both clubs have been dealt a blow in their chase for Hoilett after it emerged that Rovers have effectively priced the youngster out of a move, by slapping an £8million price tag on a player that is entering the final six months of his contract.
Blackburn will be entitled to compensation for 'training costs' likely to be set by a tribunal if, as expected, Hoilett decides to run down his contract.
That sum will be considerably less than the £8million demanded by Steve Kean this month, but the club's hopes of survival will be boosted by the fact that Hoilett remains at the club until the end of the season.
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