Blackburn Rovers are reportedly set to miss out on one of their transfer targets ahead of the summer. Motherwell defender Declan Gallagher is a transfer target for Blackburn Rovers but the English Championship giants are set to miss out on him according to the report from the Daily Record.

It was reported that Gallagher is on the verge of signing for Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen on a free transfer. The experienced defender is expected to leave Motherwell at the end of his contract at the club this summer.

The interest of Blackburn Rovers in Gallagher was revealed by the Daily Record earlier this year. Other English Championship clubs like Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and Cardiff City wanted to sign the player in the January transfer window as per the report from the Glasgow Evening Times.

Gallagher has decided to stay in the Scottish top flight rather than move to English football. He has played 72 times for Motherwell since signing for them two years ago.

The defender came through the youth system at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic but didn’t make a single appearance for the club. He left Celtic to drop down into the lower leagues in Scotland in the colours of Stanraer and Clyde. He went on to play for Dundee.

Gallagher was a Dundee player for a period of two years from 2012 to 2014 before he signed for Livingston. The defender played several games for Livingston over his five-year stay at the club.

The Motherwell defender played 166 times for Livingston before moving to his present club.

Gallagher preferred to stay in Scotland rather than move to Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City or QPR in the second tier of English football. He is on course to be the second signing for Declan Glass at Aberdeen.