Israeli international Shimon Gershon will hold talks with Graeme Souness in an attempt to secure a move to Blackburn, according to his agent.
Rovers boss Souness is a long-term admirer of the central defender and held talks with his representatives earlier this year.
His agent Pini Zahavi has now confirmed that Gershon will join Blackburn on their pre-season tour of Austria and Germany on Monday to hold contract talks with Souness.
Zahavi told TEAMtalk: "Gershon is going to Germany to meet with Souness on Monday.
"He has not signed a new deal with his club (Happoel Tel Aviv) and would love to play in the Premiership, that is why he is meeting with Souness."
The news comes as something of a surprise as Souness and Blackburn chief executive John Williams have claimed that they are no longer looking to sign defenders following the arrival of Andy Todd and Henning Berg's decision to sign a new one-year deal.
However, Gershon, who is the skipper of his national side, starred for Hapoel Tel Aviv during their astonishing UEFA Cup run last season. The 24-year-old was outstanding as the Israelis reached the quarter-finals - seeing off Chelsea along the way.
Souness is quoted as saying: "This is not about a trial now. We hope to be able to offer him something more permanent."
Gershon has not signed a new deal at Happoel and should be available on a Bosman free transfer.
This one is hot, because its direct to just 1 team. The coach loves him, and unlike the other times, this offer to play in blackburn is made in the begining of the year, not in the middle where there has to be a loan. Also; Gershon doesn't have to 'tryout' as much for the team, as Souness knows who he is.