Rovers have been linked with a move for Dutch midfielder Adam Maher.

Reports in Holland say the midfielder has told his club, AZ Alkmaar, that he won’t be extending his contract and is set to leave as a free agent.

Rovers are one of six clubs linked to Maher, alongside Championship rivals QPR, with Maher also said to have interest from Vitesse, Fenerbache, Brescia and Celtic.

Tony Mowbray and his recruitment teams have made several trips to the continent in recent weeks, and it is understood one of those was to Alkmaar after last month's win over Bolton Wanderers.

Mowbray is looking to recruit technical midfield players as he looks to play a more progressive style, and the 25-year-old would fit that bill.

The boss is keen for Rovers to tap in to the European scene this summer which will have formed part of his discussions with owners Venky's during the last week.

Rovers are set to look at the free agent market, though are wary of wage demands attached to any prospective signings, and Maher's links with several other clubs is also likely to bump up any such discussions over wages.

But a move to England is thought to be under consideration for the five-times capped Dutch international who is yet to play outside of Holland, a short loan spell in Turkey apart.

Maher came through the ranks at AZ, making his debut as a 17-year-old, before making the switch to PSV in 2016 for around £7m. However, he started just 58 league games across four-and-a-half years, including a spell out on loan and joined FC Twente on a short-term deal in January 2018.

He then returned to AZ last summer and has played 24 Eredivisie matches this season.

On Maher’s decision to leave the club, Max Huiberts, director of football affairs of AZ told Voetbal International: "It surprised us

"We initially received signals from Adam and his agent/ That voted us positively.

“We were awaiting a response to our latest contract offer.

“Instead, we received a phone call saying Adam is leaving. That surprised us "