Western Sydney Wanderers have ended their interest in Blackburn Rovers striker Danny Graham.

The Australian A-League side identified the experienced forward as their top attacking target ahead of their new season but have been unable to bring him down under, as per a report by Lancashire Live.

Western Sydney Wanderers have instead signed striker Alexander Meier meaning Graham will be staying in Lancashire.

Graham is still an important asset for Rovers despite him being in the last year of his contract there. He chipped in with 16 goals in all competitions last season, building on the 17 he bagged in the campaign before.

The experienced forward has racked up over 500 games in his career with spells at the likes of Watford, Swansea City, Sunderland, Hull City and Middlesbrough.

He currently offers Blackburn an alternative attacking option up top and adds more experience into their ranks.

Their boss Tony Mowbray spoke about the Australian interest in him to the Lancashire Telegraph: “I did take a random call and I think that was a possibility. I ran it by Danny out of respect for Danny Graham. The conversation I had was about the term of that contract.”

“I would hope that he’d want to stay and fight for his place and enjoy his career at this club because I want him to enjoy his football. At the same time, the terms I was told of that deal would have been good for Danny Graham so I felt rather than keep that one discussion to myself I would let him make the decision.”