Toulouse striker Rhys Healey is among the names Rovers will consider moving for should Adam Armstrong leave this summer.

A host of Premier League clubs have shown interest in Armstrong, but are yet to make a bid for Rovers’ 29-goal top scorer, not even to test the water. That situation could change as the summer goes on, leaving Rovers to consider positive alternatives should he move on, and Healey is understood to be among them.

Armstrong is into the final year of his deal, and despite a handsome contract on the table, that remains unsigned, increasingly the likelihood of him moving on, but Rovers are wanting £20m from any prospective buyer.

Healey scored 14 times in 32 appearances for the French Second Division side last season having moved from League One side MK Dons, where he netted 12 times in 22 appearances, for a fee of around £450,000.

The 26-year-old, who started his career at Cardiff City, is under contract with Toulouse who are keen to hold onto their top scorer, and it would require an Armstrong sale for Rovers to make a move.

Toulouse missed out on promotion to Ligue 1 in the play-offs, but want to retain the services of their key players in a bid to get out of the second tier.

Healey also scored eight times in 15 starts during a loan spell with the Dons while in League Two in 2018/19 before being recalled by the Bluebirds, going on to play three times in the Premier League before his departure on a permanent deal that summer.

Finances are expected to be tight at Rovers this summer, and while the sale of their star man would bring in some valuable income it would leave a big hole in their squad, with Armstrong having netted 18 times last season.

He was earlier this month named in the PFA Championship team of the year, as well as winning the PFA fans’ player of the season in the second tier, with his form having first attracted attention in January 2020, with West Ham making their interest known.

Blackpool striker Jerry Yates has been linked with Rovers, but there has been no contact between the two clubs, with reports that the Seasiders, promoted to the Championship last season, would hold out for £5m.

Ben Brereton is currently away on international duty with Chile which will delay his return to pre-season training, and that could offer an opportunity to some of Rovers’ young attacking options in the close season fixtures.

Tyrhys Dolan took his opportunity last season, and with Harry Chapman unlikely to extend his stay at the club, Jack Vale, who spent the second half of the last campaign at Rochdale, and Dan Butterworth, who has struggled with injury of late, will hope to be given chances to impress.