Mauro Formica's brother has claimed the Blackburn Rovers midfielder could join Greek champions Olympiakos.

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Formica, 23, arrived at Blackburn from Newell's Old Boys in January 2011 for £3.5 million and has since made 21 Premier League appearances, scoring three times.

But the Argentine's brother Lautaro, who plays for Greek club Asteras Tripolis, has suggested Olympiakos are keen to acquire Mauro's services during the January transfer window, with Rovers currently in the relegation zone.

"Of course I spoke with my brother about this," Lautaro Formica told Sport24. "There is a possibility to make a transfer to Olympiakos. There is interest from the Greek champions. I said to him a lot of things about Greece and what Olympiakos means for Greek football. The problem is that he has some issues with Blackburn that he must resolve.

"He told me that he wants to come to play here. It doesn't depend on him. It depends on the two clubs, Blackburn and Olympiakos. We will see what is going to happen."