Blackburn players' wages leaked
A list of Blackburn players for sale has been leaked, which details their wages, appearance bonuses, signing-on fees, increases they are due and sell-on clauses related to former clubs.
With Blackburn owners Venky's looking to slash £125,000-a-week from their wage bill, Indian negotiator Krish Naidoo has been brought in to act as a facilitator to negotiate the sale of players like Keith Andrews, Vince Grella and El Hadji Diouf.
The sales brochure makes for interesting reading, as reported by the Daily Mirror:
• Keith Andrews is on £21,000-a-week and an extra £2,000 for every game. His wages also increase every time he plays five Premier League games - and an annual extra payment of £26,667. MK Dons are also entitled to 10% of any profit over his purchase price of £1 million.
• Vince Grella is on £30,000-a-week with a further £6,000 a game. Blackburn are asking for a £500,000 loan fee if he goes - and all of his salary paid.
• El Hadji Diouf is also on £30,000 a week and a further £5,000 per game. All of his salary would need to be paid if West Ham want to take him on loan.
• Nikola Kalinic is on a flat rate of £30,000 a week and soon set to join Juande Ramos' side Dnipro.