Sam Allardyce yet to discover spending budget from potential new Blackburn Rovers owners

Boss hopes Indian brothers were impressed by team's performance

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce is yet to find out how much he will have to spend in the transfer window should the Venky brothers take over the club.

The Ewood Park boss met the club's prospective new owners — Indian brothers Balaji and Venkatesh Rao, who own chicken giants Venkys — before Blackburn's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea. But he does not know how much he will be given to spend if the brothers complete the deal.

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

"People have said £5 million would be disappointing and when another said £300m, people were 'oohing' and 'aaahing'."

A deal has yet to be confirmed, but a £46m agreement between the new owners and the club is thought to be close as Blackburn need a large amount of help to escape relegation. It has been reported however, that the Venky brothers will only offer Allardyce £5m, who would be encouraged to look for loan signings.

Allardyce said he did "not want to publicise" the negotiations, adding: "I had a couple of minutes with them before the [Chelsea] game in the boardroom.

"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."

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