The People says Doncaster are lining up a double swoop for veterans Shay Given and Richard Dunne – with the help of a mystery backer.
The Championship new boys are prepared to pay the Irish duo big wages.
Given is available on loan at Villa where he is sitting on a £60,000-a-week contract. Doncaster would pay a chunk of that salary.
Centre half Dunne is a free agent and will also be offered a mega-deal. Doncaster supremo John Ryan hopes to conclude a behind-the-scenes deal first. Insiders reveal an Irish group, with horse-racing interests, have their eyes on Rovers.