Rovers will be monitoring the likely move of Connor Mahoney to Championship rivals Millwall.

Mahoney left Rovers for Premier League side Bournemouth after relegation to League One in 2017 but he has made just two FA Cup starts at the Vitality Stadium.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a productive loan spell with Birmingham City, playing 32 times, after finishing the 2017/18 campaign with Barnsley.

And that looks to have prompted Lions boss Neil Harris in to making a move for Mahoney who is set to sign a long-term deal at the New Den, according to the Daily Mail. 

Having turned down the offer of a new deal at Rovers, but being under the age of 24, the club received an initial £425,000 from Bournemouth for Mahoney as per the ruling by the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC).

In addition to the initial payment, Bournemouth would have had to pay a further sum of £100,000 on the player making 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 first-team appearances – a potential further payment of £500,000.

The possibility of international appearances was also factored in, which would have netted Rovers a further £250,000 should the winger have made a full senior appearance for England.

Although Rovers look set to miss out on all those possible clauses, they could still make a small slice of profit, should his move to Millwall top the £425,000 they received from the Cherries.

Rovers are due 20 per cent of any profit made on any sale of Mahoney from Bournemouth.

Mahoney moved to Ewood Park in 2013 from Accrington Stanley and made his Rovers debut as a substitute in the FA Cup defeat at Manchester City in January 2014, aged 16 years and 11 months.

However, it wasn’t until the turn of 2017 that he was given a chance to shine on the first-team stage, first under Owen Coyle and then by Tony Mowbray who replaced him last February.

In all, Mahoney started six times for Rovers and made a further 15 appearances off the bench.