Tony Mowbray wants to add up to five new players to his squad this summer - and the club are keen to hold on to their top talent.

Mowbray anticipates signings to be a mixture of free transfers, loans, and cash buys as Rovers build for next season.

They will want to do that with their top talent still at the club, with newly-promoted Sheffield United being the latest side to be linked with a move for star man Bradley Dack who has 36 goals in the last two seasons.

Blades’ boss Wilder also has a long-term interest in Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan, and saw advances rejected in 2017.

The 25-year-old has two years left to run on his deal and would resist any advances from the Blades should they firm up their interest in the Republic of Ireland international.

The pair will be crucial to any hopes Mowbray has of building on last season’s 15th-placed finish.

Rovers are yet to add to their squad this summer, and have until August 8 to complete their summer dealings.

A goalkeeper, at least one central defender, a central midfielder and striker to compete with Danny Graham are on the wanted list, with the boss keen to strengthen the spine of his side.

Mowbray said: “I think we’re looking at up to five (new signings).

“Let’s wait and see.

“Some of those might be free transfers, some might be loans, and some players that we might look to buy, polish them up, and then sell on.

“We might also have players in the building who can make an impact for us next season.”

Dack has two years left to run, and Lenihan three, on the long-term contracts they signed last summer.

Despite the links with Sheffield United, it is understood the Blades are focusing their recruitment on more frontline strikers than Dack, with Oli McBurnie of Swansea and Brentford’s Neal Maupay reported targets.

Lenihan is seen as a possible option should Wilder want to add to his central defensive options, given his favoured 3-5-2 formation.

But Rovers are yet to field any bids for the pair who will report for pre-season training at Brockhall on Monday.

Goalkeeper David Raya is another first team player to have attracted interest this summer, linked with Championship rivals Brentford.

But bids have yet to materialise as Rovers continue to weigh up their goalkeeping options having extended the contract of Jayson Leutwiler for a further year last month.

Meanwhile, Jayson Leutwiler was an unused substitute as Canada suffered defeat to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Rovers ‘keeper, who also didn’t feature in the opening game against Martinique, watched on as they were beaten 3-1 by Mexico, the highest ranked team in the competition.

But Canada, who beat Martinique 4-0 in their opening game, stay second and will be confident of progressing in to the knockout stages.

They face a Cuba side on Sunday who have lost their opening two matches by an aggregate score of 10-0, with victory for Canada ensuring them a place in the knockout stages.

Leutwiler, who has three caps, hasn’t featured for his country since March 2017.