Josh King is set to stay with Bournemouth this month to become a free agent in the summer.

King’s six-year stay with the Cherries is set to come to an end with his contract due to expire, and no signs of extension being reached.

Neither is a permanent transfer away from the Vitality Stadium this month, with reports earlier this month suggesting his £120,000 a week wage demands pricing several sides out.

Rovers would have benefited from any permanent move away for the 29-year-old given a sell-on fee in the deal that took him to Bournemouth in the summer of 2015.

King ran down his Ewood Park deal to leave on a free transfer, but unlike any move this summer, Rovers were due compensation due to him being under the age of 24-year-old.

Rovers and Bournemouth reached an agreement without the need for a tribunal, which would have revealed the details of the transfer, though that is understood to have included a sell-on clause.

King’s form for Bournemouth, scoring 52 goals in 181, and his endeavours for the Norway national team have seen him linked with several moves away, including to Manchester United last summer, and West Ham and Everton since.

With King unwilling to sign a new deal at Bournemouth, and no permanent deal in the offing this month, he looks set to run down his current deal and leave on a free for the second time of his career.

The attacker joined Rovers in 2013 from Manchester United, initially on loan, playing 66 times and scoring six times before his departure.

Bournemouth are eyeing a return to the Premier League this season, sitting in the play-off spots, despite a midweek defeat to Derby County where King came off the bench.