Rovers to sign Forschelet

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The Blackburn manager Graeme Souness moved last night for the French midfielder Gerard Forschelet, under the noses of Birmingham City. Souness is set to sign the 20-year-old Tahiti-born prospect from Cannes, days after he appeared for Steve Bruce's side as a secret trialist

Arsenal have taken the goalkeeper Anders Rotevatn on a week's trial from the Norwegian side Stabæk.

Nigel Doughty, the businessman who has offered to put £5m into Nottingham Forest, wants the club to lose its plc status. The venture capitalist believes it would improve long-term stability if the club reverted to being a limited company.

The Preston manager David Moyes is trying to sign Manchester City's contract rebel Dickson Etuhu. The powerful midfielder's lawyers argue that he should be entitled to a free transfer. City want a fee and Preston may be prepared to pay the sum of around £300,000.

Bolton's Per Frandsen could be out of action for up to six weeks due to an ankle ligament injury sustained during the 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough.