Blackburn Rovers-linked goalkeeper John Ruddy has opened up on his future and revealed he's held talks with clubs aside from Birmingham City.

Rovers were linked with a swoop for the 37-year-old, who will be a free agent at the end of June, in April. Ruddy has been offered a new contract by Birmingham City, who were relegated to League One.

John Eustace worked with Ruddy at St Andrew's previously, installing him as his number one immediately.

The Lancashire Telegraph previously reported that Ruddy was not a target for Rovers. However, the recruitment team at Ewood Park has drastically changed since, though there has been no indication their view on the goalkeeper has altered.

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Leopold Wahlstedt has been linked with a move to Denmark. Aarhus Gymnastikforening, more commonly known as simply Aarhus or AGF, have offered one million euros, according to Tipsbladet.

That would force Rovers into the transfer market for a goalkeeper to compete or cover for Aynsley Pears. Wahlstedt had a difficult debut season at Ewood Park and if they can recoup what they paid, that might tempt them into a deal.

Ruddy revealed he was likely to hold further talks with Birmingham once they'd appointed a new manager, with Chris Davies now in charge, and revealed he had held talks with other suitors.

“When they get the manager sorted we will see what happens. Hopefully, there’ll be a couple more conversations but I’ve had conversations with other clubs as well," he told The Fozcast, hosted by former England goalkeeper Ben Foster.

"It’s just a matter of keeping your options open and seeing what comes about.

“I still want to play and that would be my first preference because I have really enjoyed playing in the last two years.

"After four years at Wolves where I wasn’t playing, I’ve done 89 games in two seasons. I feel physically good and feel like my performance level has been fairly decent. There are obviously peaks and troughs but I do believe I have been consistent on the whole.

"My situation is my wife and kids stayed in Norwich when I left,” he continued.

"That is purely a decision me and my wife made because the kids were happy, they were in school and settled. My son is starting full-time with Norwich in the summer and has a scholarship. My daughter is happy and my wife is incredibly supportive.

"I’ve maybe got a couple of years left playing so if something weird and wonderful comes up on the other side of the country, it’s something we would have to think about.

"I’ve lived away from home effectively for eight years so it’s difficult because you’re missing out on so much, but you are doing it for the greater good. Their life in Norwich is where we wanted it to be when we first had kids.

“If I have to travel, I will travel. The problem is there’s not that many clubs close to Norwich either!"