Pool join four-way chase for £1m striker

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BLACKPOOL are locked in a four-way chase for the £1m signing of Stephen Dobbie, with Celtic, Middlesbrough and Bristol City all interested.

Ian Holloway wants to add the Swansea man to his squad for next season, after the striker blasted six goals in eight matches during a loan spell at the end of the last campaign.

The Gazette understands Dobbie remains available for transfer, despite a change of manager at Swansea – Michael Laudrup named as Brendan Rodgers’ successor last week.

The Swans have slapped a £1.1m price-tag on Dobbie but that hasn’t put clubs off.

As well as Blackpool, Celtic, Middlesbrough and Bristol City have all made contact with the Premier League club to register an interest in the 29-year-old (right).

Holloway has supplied chairman Karl Oyston with a list of players he wants, including Dobbie.

In a sign of his commitment to the club, the manager has also held lengthy talks with club secretary Matt Williams about a timetable for pre-season.

The players will report in on July 9 ahead of a Mediterranean training camp.

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