BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has confirmed that he has a deal in place to sign Everton centre back Shane Duffy.

Speaking after today's disappointing 3-1 defeat at Wolves, Bowyer said: "Everything has been agreed and sorted."

Reports last night suggested that Rovers were willing to pay Everton £1.5m for the 6ft 4in Republic of Ireland international.

But the initial amount is understood to be less than a quarter of that.