LEEDS United striker Marcus Antonsson is on Rovers’ radar, but reports in Sweden suggesting a loan move is imminent appear premature at this stage. 

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is looking to add to his forward line ahead of the transfer window closing, with just Danny Graham and Dominic Samuel as senior strikers on the club’s books.

And Antonsson is one of a number of players that Mowbray is casting an eye over in a bid to further strengthen his squad. 

But Swedish clubs AIK, IFK Norrköping, Kalmar FF and Hammarby are offering the 26-year-old an option to go back to his homeland after falling out of favour at Elland Road.

After a goal-laden spell in Sweden, Antonsson joined Leeds last summer for a fee in the region of £2million.  But he started just six Championship games under Garry Monk, scoring three goals in his 21 outings in all competitions.

Antonsson wasn’t included in Leeds’ matchday squad for their win at Bolton on Sunday, and is widely expected to leave the club.

AIK have looked to sign Antonsson on a permanent deal, but reports in Sweden say negotiations have broken down, leaving the door open for Rovers to sign the striker.

However, teams in England and Sweden are monitoring the situation, with the striker thought to be considering his options.