Rovers haven’t made a bid for Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Dillon Phillips.

Tony Mowbray is in the market for a new No.1 after Christian Walton returned to parent club Brighton after an ever-present record in goal for Rovers last season.

The departure of Jayson Leutwiler, after three years as back-up option at Ewood Park, has left Rovers without any senior goalkeepers just eight days out from their first pre-season friendly.

David Cornell had been identified as one target, but is set to move to League One side Ipswich Town, while other rumoured target Daniel Iversen has joined OH Leuven on loan from Leicester City.

Aynsley Pears, of Middlesbrough, Manchester City youngster Arijanet Muric, are two other 'keepers to be linked with Rovers.

Phillips’ fine season for the Addicks, despite their relegation back to League One, saw him became many fans’ preferred choice this summer.

But despite heading in to the final 12 months of his deal, and the 25-year-old and his agent indicating he wouldn’t be signing another deal hence making him a free transfer next summer, Charlton don’t want to lose him.

The Lancashire Telegraph understands that Rovers haven’t made a bid for Phillips, despite reports to the contrary, and would likely be priced out of a move anyway, with Charlton set to demand far in excess of a seven-figure fee to consider selling

Charlton’s Director of Football Steve Gallen has outlined there is a ‘not for sale’ response to any clubs keen on signing Phillips this summer as they look to secure a quick return to the Championship.

Phillips, who scored an unfortunate own goal in the win at Ewood Park 12 months ago, has played 102 times for Charlton, as well as enjoying a season on loan with Cheltenham in 2015/16.

Rovers aren't alone in their search for a new No.1, with up to half a dozen second-tier clubs in the market for a goalkeeper.

And Gallen told the South London Press of Phillips: “No-one has been telling me we have to sell him.

“His situation is a bit different in that he has only got one year left.

“I know that Dillon and his agent have said they won’t sign a contract.

“But again I don’t want to lose Dillon Phillips and neither does Lee Bowyer.

“If anyone has come to us about players I have gone straight back with ‘they are not for sale’. We don’t want to be selling anyone because we want to be challenging at the top.”