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Wolves among the clubs interested in Darragh Lenihan

Wolves are among the clubs interested in Blackburn Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan, according to TeamTalk.

They report that Lenihan is out of contract at the end of the season, and delaying a decision on his future.

Wolves are eyeing a potential swoop for the central defender on a free transfer if he does not sign a new deal between now and the summer.

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They face competition from within the Premier League, in the shape of Newcastle United, Leeds United, Aston Villa and Everton.

Blackburn are right in the mix for promotion from the Championship, sitting second, three points ahead of third placed Bournemouth after their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough last time out.

Lenihan would apparently consider signing a new deal if Rovers are promoted back to the top flight, so plenty is up in the air.

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Lenihan has been earning praise from his manager Tony Mowbray for his performances in Blackburn’s promotion push.

In December, he said: “I need to mention Lenihan who has got the added responsibility of captain, leadership and he’s showing that.

“He’s standing like a man mountain. Delighted for Darragh. He’s right at the top of his game. You can just tell by the way he plays on the front foot.

“He’s towering over people six inches taller than him, his passing looks so assured, long passing. He’s got clear pictures in his mind I think of how we want to play and what his job is. He’s a special footballer.”

Whether he can make the jump up to the Premier League is the question and Wolves fans might be dreaming of a more high-profile recruit, but players such as Jarrod Bowen and Ollie Watkins have bridged the gap in recent years.