Mowbray rules out move for QPR’s Manning

Tony Mowbray has denied reports that Blackburn Rovers are set to sign Ryan Manning from QPR.

It comes after the Lancashire Telegraph suggested Manning could move to Ewood Park.

That led to rumours a deal had been done.

But Blackburn manager Mowbray insisted there is no prospect of that happening when asked about the Irishman after Rovers’ win 5-0 against Wycombe on Saturday.

“That’s a name you’ve just thrown at me. It’s not true,” Lancs Live quoted Mowbray as saying.

“I think Ryan Manning is a very good footballer but I imagine QPR are not just going to let him walk away.

“We haven’t got any money to buy anybody. How much is Ryan Manning going to cost?

“If you’re going to buy a player, you have to buy a player then give him a salary.”

There is uncertainty over Manning’s future as his QPR contract expires next year and he has refused offers of a new deal.

He has been linked with a host of clubs but no approaches have been made for him.