There had been no bid accepted by Rovers for Joe Rothwell who is due to train with the rest of his team-mates this afternoon.

Rothwell is expected to report for training with news that Bournemouth have turned their attentions elsewhere in the transfer market.

It is understood an improved bid of around £3.5m was tabled by the Cherries for the 27-year-old who is into the final months of his contract.

Rothwell will be free to leave the club in the summer with his Ewood Park deal expiring, and he had expressed an interest to speak with the Cherries.

However, owners Venky’s have stood firm in the wake of the interest from a promotion-rival, with the club adamant he wouldn’t be sold.

Manager Tony Mowbray had floated the potential idea of Rovers cashing in on Rothwell and using the finance to bring in two new players.

But with time not on their side, current indications are that Rothwell will be staying with Rovers for the remainder of the season.

The Lancashire Telegraph revealed the club had turned down a $4.5m bid from Chicago Fire for Rothwell.

While the MLS transfer window remains open until February 26, there is at present little interest from Rothwell in that move as all signs point to him seeing out the season with Rovers.

He has been an important member of the side in the first half of the season, featuring in all of the opening 27 matches before missing the Middlesbrough win with a back injury.

Rothwell then didn’t travel with the squad to Luton Town at the weekend but will be considered for selection when Rovers return to action at Swansea City this weekend.