Blackburn Rovers were not the only club to perk up in the wake of news regarding Andre Dozzell's pending availability during the summer transfer window.

The Ipswich Town midfielder is one of a long list of personnel who will be allowed to depart Portman Road over the coming months with manager Paul Cook intending to decimate his squad in a dramatic rebuild programme.

While Ipswich fell way below expectations once more, the season itself was a significant step forward for Dozzell, the 22-year-old featuring on 40 occasions during the league, the most in a single campaign since making his debut at the age of 16.

Regardless of whether Ipswich intended to retain him or dispose of him, Dozzell has not been short of potential suitors and, somewhat unsurprisingly, Rovers are just one of several Championship sides to have kept tabs on his progress - and Brentford are now reportedly within that contingent, as suggested by TWTD.

Ultimately, such is the nature of the modern market and the new implications on recruitment imposed by Brexit and the newly-integrated points system, the talent pool has significantly reduced and Rovers are going to find themselves in transfer conflicts with rivals that they may struggle to overcome.

Rovers had a bid rejected for his services in January 2020 and links resurfaced once more during the winter window just gone but nothing was to materialise, the club putting their financial eggs in Harry Pickering's basket.

Pickering's deal in particular is evidence of Rovers having to go all or nothing in their transfer pursuit, the club eventually mustering the finances to get a deal over the line. While Dozzell could potentially be available at a reduce fee, despite his current contract ending in 2024, it presents another scenario where Rovers would require a significant portion of their budget, if not all of it, to be in with a sniff of landing his services.

Any Rovers spending hinges on the future of Adam Armstrong, who over recent months seem to be banking on the forward securing a Premier League switch, despite the occasional public quote from Tony Mowbray on how much he would love the striker to stay.

Undoubtedly we all would love the 24-year-old to commit his long-term future to the club but with just one-year left on his current contract, there is a balance to be had and if no Armstrong deal is sanctioned then Rovers are likely to be scraping the barrel in the window. But with that said, they're not short of options, particularly in the free agency market.