Dominic Samuel’s proposed move to Rotherham United has fallen through.

Samuel was in advanced talks with the Championship new boys over a free transfer move after his release by Rovers, however, sources in south Yorkshire have now stated the deal is off.

The 26-year-old was set to become the first of Rovers’ released players to secure a new deal, after leaving Rovers last month, only for Richie Smallwood to take that honour when agreeing a two-year deal, with the option for a third, with recently relegated Hull City on Tuesday.

Samuel’s move to the Millers was expected to be tied up by now, but his search for a new club will now continue.

The rumour mill has suggested that Coventry City, where Samuel had a loan spell under Tony Mowbray in 2015, could be considering a move for the attacker who played 15 times for Rovers last season.

He was released three years after his £500,000 move from Reading in 2017, missing more than a year of action with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

He bounced back to play 15 times on his return from injury, scoring in the wins over Hull City and Cardiff City.

But he was left out of the final two matchday squads, against his former club Reading and Luton Town, and was one of five players released by the club last month.

His search for a new club will go on, with Jayson Leutwiler, Sam Hart and Danny Graham also looking to get fixed up for next season.

Graham has been linked with both Ipswich and Sunderland, the latter having been expected to secure his signature, but the introduction of the League One salary cap could now have put pay to their plans.