Benni McCarthy has confirmed that he is interested in joining Blackburn Rovers.

The Porto striker is on Rovers manager, Mark Hughes’, shopping list, but the two clubs have yet to agree a price for the South African.

After admitting he is unlikely to join Chelsea, despite plenty of speculation that Jose Mourinho would like to work with him again at Stamford Bridge, the South Africa international is keen to head for Ewood Park.

“It is enough in reading the declarations of the Blackburn manager,” he told A Bola.

“I have the certainty to know I would not lack support from him, that I would be his first choice and I would not run the risk of spending the season watching my team-mates play, as eventually would be the case if I went to a club of the type of Manchester United or Chelsea.

“No, I am not [lacking esteem]. I am being as realistic as possible.

“I am not the big star that Chelsea and Manchester buy for millions of euros.

“I am a good player who, at Blackburn Rovers, could easily acquire the necessary experience in a championship as fascinating as the English one, to later make a leap to a club of a bigger dimension. Yes, such as Manchester and Chelsea.

“Despite the difficulties that exist in the negotiations, I still do not stop believing in being transferred,” he added.