Blackburn boss unsure of transfer budget

Indian company Venky are set to complete the takeover of Blackburn in a reportedly £46million deal.

Reports have suggested Venky would only hand Allardyce £5million to spend on new players in January.

Allardyce told The Sun: “I don’t know the figures. There’s no point discussing them.

“People have said £5m would be disappointing and, when another said £300m, people were ‘oohing’ and ‘aaahing’.

“I rather keep it to ourselves. I’d not want to publicise it.”

Allardyce added: “I had a couple of minutes with them before the game in the boardroom.

“Chairman John Williams invited me up to say hello to them and if, and when, the deal has been struck, we’ll look to sit down and see the way forward.

“I’m told the deal has not been finalised yet but I would hope they would have been impressed and excited by a performance like that (against Chelsea).”