Jack Rodwell has again been linked with a move to Serie A this summer.

The out-of-contract utility man was linked with a switch to Torino after his run in the side in January.

And with his future at Ewood Park still yet to be decided, the seventh-placed Serie A side are again reportedly in for the 28-year-old, as are mid-table Sassuolo.

Boss Tony Mowbray was non-committal over Rodwell when asked by the Lancashire Telegraph on whether talks were planned with Rodwell over a new deal.

Mowbray plans to speak with his squad after this weekend's season finale against Swansea City but said Rodwell's contract situation didn't make his case any more pressing.

The former England international has played 22 times for Rovers since arriving as a free agent on a one year deal last summer.

The majority of those have come as a central defender, but is in his more familiar position of central midfield that he has featured in during Rovers' last four games but struggled in the weekend defeat at Norwich.

Rodwell is free to speak to other clubs about his future, but Mowbray said: “I’m pretty relaxed about Jack’s situation and I think he and his agents are.

“We’ll sit down, see what we want to do and he wants to do. We’ll see if he fits around where we might be signing players.

“He’ll be told what the competition will be like.

“I see him as a very versatile player who can play at the back and in midfield.

“He’s very technical, I’m interesting to see what his thoughts are at the end of the season and what he wants to do.

“There’s no more point me discussing it further until I’ve spoken to him.

“If he’s already been talking to other clubs behind the scenes then that’s fine, let them do that.

“I can’t affect that. But if they want to talk about a new deal here and it’s something we feel is right within the parameters of what we can do then we’ll discuss that.”