Blackburn Rovers are getting closer to completing a deal for midfielder Lewis Holtby, according to FussballTransfers.

The German is currently a free agent after his contract at Hamburg SV came to an end and the two parties elected to go their different ways.

According to them, the midfielder, who’s had spells in England with both Fulham and Tottenham previously, is in ‘good and intensive talks’ with the Championship side.

He’s been without a club since his contract expired in July, but FussballTransfers report that Blackburn could be close to tying up a move for the 28-year-old.

Besiktas were also keen on Holtby this summer, but that move never materialised, and thus Blackburn have been left clear to try and secure his signature.

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The report states they are ‘busy’ working on a deal to bring the German to Ewood Park and that he could make a move ‘promptly’, suggesting talks are going well.

There’s no mention of what sort of financial package Rovers, who are currently 12th in the Championship, are offering Holtby, but he would be available immediately given he holds both German and English nationality.

This would be his third spell in England after his time with Spurs and the Cottagers, so it shouldn’t take too long to get settled should the move end up taking place.

The German international, who has picked up three caps over the course of his career so far made 42 appearances for Tottenham, scoring three goals while his five months loan at Craven Cottage with Fulham produced 13 appearance as he found the back of the net once.