Sammie Szmodics has travelled north for talks over his expected move for Rovers.

Rovers are looking to secure the 26-year-old on a permanent deal with Jon Dahl Tomasson keen to add more flexible options in attack.

Szmodics started Peterborough United’s opening day game with Cheltenham Town but that is expected to be a farewell appearance.

He hit seven goals last season for Posh, who were relegated back to League One, having also been in the goals in 2020/21 during their promotion to the Championship as he netted 16 times.

Szmodics didn’t train with Posh on Monday having travelled north for talks with Rovers, and a positive conclusion to those would lead to a medical taking place.

While progress is being made on the deal, it is yet to be finalised, with no announcement expected on Monday.

Yet there is an expectation that a deal will go through with Rovers having made their move last month for Szmodics.

Bids in excess of £1m, the amount Posh paid to sign him from Bristol City last summer, were turned down but the two clubs have now reached an agreement which has given Rovers permission to speak with the player.

Szmodics therefore looks set to become Rovers’ second signing for Jon Dahl Tomasson, following Callum Brittain from Barnsley.

A season-long loan deal with Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton was agreed last month and is still expected to go through.

The deal had looked set to be announced ahead of the new season, but that was held up due to injuries within the Liverpool squad.

The 19-year-old, who has made seven first-team appearances for Liverpool, played in their friendly with Strasbourg on Sunday.

It was expected that Morton would feature in that game as Jurgen Klopp split his squad for the Community Shield on Saturday and Sunday’s friendly.

With pre-season now complete the Premier League side are set to sanction a loan move to Ewood Park.

Rovers are also on the hunt for a central defender. That has become more pressing following a hamstring injury to Hayden Carter which is set to rule him out for around a month.

It leaves Daniel Ayala and Scott Wharton as the club’s only senior central defensive options.

It has been a position that Rovers have looked to strengthen all summer, but Carter’s absence has left them increasingly light at the back.

Rovers fans would love a reunion with player of the year Jan Paul van Hecke who returned to Brighton at the end of his hugely successful loan spell.

The Netherlands Under-21 international has featured in pre-season for the Seagulls, but his future remains uncertain.

The defender sees his contract at the AMEX Stadium expire next summer having joined from NEC Breda in 2020.

While boss Graham Potter and van Hecke have both outlined the potential of another loan switch for 2022/23, that is unlikely to happen until a resolution over his longer-term future is agreed.