Owen Coyle wants Danny Graham at Blackburn Rovers

Danny Graham celebrates after scoring the second goal for Blackburn

Ibrox side Rangers, Celtic, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic have all been linked with Sunderland striker Danny Graham in the summer transfer window.

Danny Graham scores the second goal for Blackburn

Newly-appointed Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has told The Lancashire Telegraph that he wants to sign Danny Graham in the summer transfer window.

Graham is on the books of Premier League outfit Sunderland at the moment, but he is set to leave the Black Cats at the end of the month when his current contract runs out.

This means that the 30-year-old striker will be a free agent, and Coyle wants to secure his services.

Danny Graham celebrates after scoring the second goal for Blackburn

The former Swansea City striker played on loan for Championship club Blackburn from Sunderland during the second half of the 2015-16 season.

“Danny is a good player and given his situation there’s no doubt that he’s going to have some very big offers on the table,” Coyle told The Lancashire Telegraph. “He’s an outstanding player, somebody I’ve always liked, and that’s all relative to what we can do.

"Ultimately we’ll work within everything we’ve got here to bring those players in and Danny’s a very good player. Whether we can get him to the football club, because I know he’ll have some very big offers, remains to be seen.”

Blackburn Rovers' Danny Graham celebrates scoring their first goal

Blackburn will (reportedly) face competition in their quest to sign Graham on a free in the summer transfer window.

According to The Sunderland Echo, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic are interested in signing the Englishman.

Graham has also been linked with a move to Scotland in the summer transfer window, with Old Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic credited with an interest in the striker.

According to a report in The Sun last month, Rangers manager Mark Warburton has identified the former Middlesbrough striker as a summer transfer target.

It was also reported by The Sun that if Brendan Rodgers became the new Celtic manager (which he did), then he would look to sign Graham with whom he worked at Swansea.

Graham scored seven goals and created 15 chances in 18 Championship appearances for Blackburn this past season.

Blackburn Rovers' Danny Graham celebrates scoring their second goal with Matthew Kilgallon

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