Doncaster boss Saunders admits battle for ex-Blackburn attacker Diouf intensifying
Saunders is still hoping a deal can be concluded to bring Diouf to Yorkshire but he knows Rovers face competition for the free agent's signature.
"I'm hopeful that might happen," Saunders told reporters when asked if Diouf could arrive at Doncaster.
"When it appeared on Sky I thought some clubs might come out of the woodwork and that's what's happened.
"If he doesn't sign for us you have to respect his decision but I did speak to him."