Blackburn finished midtable in the Championship and the club are looking to bolster in the summer as they look to challenge for promotion next season. One player that has been linked with a move to Ewood Park in recent weeks is Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart.

According to the Sun, Burnley are open to an exit for Joe Hart in the summer with Norwich and Blackburn early favourites to sign the England international. Hart has endured a remarkable fall in the past three years with stints at Torino, West Ham and Burnley failing to turn his fortunes around.

Despite starting the season as the first choice stopper due to the injuries to Tom Heaton and Nick Pope. Hart has found playing time hard to come by in 2019 as Sean Dyche resorted to the backline that worked last season by reinstating Heaton back into the starting line-up.

Blackburn Manager Tony Mowbray is a huge fan of the former Manchester City stopper and wants him to bring experience to the backline ahead of next season. One major snag in the transfer is the matter of the rivalry between Burnley and Blackburn.

Both clubs are bitter rivals but the report says that Hart could make the move on an initial loan deal with Blackburn paying a portion of his wages. From the looks of things, Norwich has the advantage as they can offer Hart Premier League football.

Despite this, it could be beneficial for Hart to move to a lower league and build his reputation like what Almunia did at Watford some seasons back after leaving Arsenal.

Mowbray has expressed his dissatisfaction about current number one Raya on few occasions and at 23 the young stopper could need an experienced head to learn from.  The major question is can Blackburn manage to complete what would be their biggest signing in a while.