There've been plenty of twists and turns in this story but in the last couple of hours a major development. Blackpool have given Blackburn Rovers permission to speak to their manager Michael Appleton.
Rovers made an official approach last night, that was rejected, but talks have continued today and Appleton did not take Blackpool's training session.
David Chisnall reports:
British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.