Everton striker Yakubu joins Blackburn Rovers

Everton say striker Yakubu has moved to Blackburn Rovers on a permanent deal.

The Nigeria international spent the second half of last season on loan in the Championship with Leicester City.

The 28-year-old previously played for Portsmouth and Middlesbrough in the top flight before joining Everton in August 2007.

He was able to depart Goodison Park following the arrival of Argentine striker Denis Stracqualursi on a season-long loan from Tigres.