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Raul surprises precisely nobody by deciding not to move to Blackburn
Real Madrid legend Raul has turned down the chance to join Blackburn Rovers and will instead remain with Schalke in the Bundesliga.

SOMEWHAT INEXPLICABLY, SPANISH legend Raul has turned down the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Brett Emerton and Jason Roberts at Blackburn Rovers to stay at German giants Schalke.

The player had been the subject of a bid by the Lancashire club and was told by Schalke that he had until midday on Wednesday to decide his future.

However, Raul made his decision early and followed the likes of Ronaldinho and David Beckham in turning down the advances of Venky’s, the Indian company that owns Blackburn.

According to the BBC
, Rovers manager Steve Kean is seeking four new signings before the end of the transfew window. Blackburn started their campaign with a 2-1 defeat to Wolves and are 2/1 with Paddy Power to be relegated at the end of the season.

For more information read this story about Raul’s aborted move to England here >

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