Peterborough United have turned down bids from Rovers for attacking midfielder Sammie Szmodics.

The Lancashire Telegraph understands Rovers have placed at least one bid, which would be worth in excess of £1m, for attacker which the League One have turned down.

Posh director of Barry Fry revealed there have infact been three bids lodged by Rovers for Szmodics, but all have been rejected.

It is currently unclear as to whether Rovers will return for the 26-year-old who has another two years left to run on his contract.

Szmodics scored seven times in 39 appearances for Peterborough, including the winner against Rovers in April.

He also found the net 16 times in 2020/21 as Posh were promoted from League One, having signed permanently at the start of the season from Bristol City.

Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Fry said: “Blackburn have made three bids for Sammie and we have rejected them all. Whether or not they come back with another offer is anyone’s guess.

"The gaffer doesn’t want to lose a player with such a good League One scoring record. We don’t want to lose any senior player for that matter.

"Blackburn have bid way in excess of what we paid for Sammie and if the offers keep creeping up and the player knows he can earn £20k per week we could have a problem down the line. We are not at that stage yet. Sammie is aware of the offers, but he is committed to us. I can’t wait for the transfer window to shut as it’s very unsettling.”

It comes after Rovers secured the signing of Callum Brittain from Barnsley, the right wing-back becoming the first signing of the Jon Dahl Tomasson era.

He joined from Barnsley, who like Peterborough were relegated from the Championship last season.

Brittain, aged 24, has joined on a four-year deal, with the overall package set to be worth seven-figures.

Rovers are also understood to be making progress with a central midfield target, with the hope of potentially two more deals being done before the Championship season gets under way next weekend.