Derrick Williams is the source of interest from Championship side Swansea City.

The Championship side have discussed a move for the Republic of Ireland international with Rovers who has featured in both of the pre-season friendlies so far.

Rovers are looking to bring in two central defenders this summer, with finding a partner for Darragh Lenihan their next priority in the transfer window after securing the signing of goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski.

That would push Williams further down the pecking order, with several young central defenders, including Hayden Carter and Scott Wharton, also pushing for first-team inclusion.

Williams has battled with muscle injuries for much of the last year, since being forced off when playing for his country last year and has made just one appearance for Rovers in 2020.

The 27-year-old has been at the club for four years, but it is in to the last year of his contract at Ewood Park and also has interested from two MLS clubs.

DC United and LA Galaxy are monitoring the situation, but neither are close to reaching an agreement which Rovers would deem acceptable.

However, the interest from Swansea is live and an agreement could well be reached which would see him move to the Liberty Stadium.

Williams was signed from Bristol City in the summer of 2016 and won the club’s player of the year in his first season at Ewood Park, and missed just one game in the promotion season of 2017/18.

His early years at Rovers were spent as a left back, but most of his recent football has been played at centre half, but injuries have blighted his progress of late, failing to feature in any of the matches post-lockdown.

He has played in the two friendlies so far, but could be free to move on after 141 appearances in Rovers colours.