Bowyer insists Blackburn Rovers will not sell Rhodes this month

Blackburn Rovers will listen to reasonable offers for any of their players this month, with the exception of prolific goalscorer Jordan Rhodes.

The Ewood Park outfit have added to their squad with the signings of Tom Cairney and Rudi Gestede since the window reopened, for a combined fee of £800,000. To offset the arrival of this duo, the Lancashire side are prepared to listen to offers for their existing players, with Scott Dann heavily linked with a £2.5million move to Crystal Palace.

Of course, the player above any other whom will receive the most interest is Scotland international Rhodes, who’s 30 goals in the calendar year of 2013 cannot be beaten by any other player in English football. Recent reports claim Nottingham Forest are lining up an £8million bid for the 23-year-old, but it appears they would be wasting their time.

“Jordan Rhodes isn’t for sale,” Rovers boss Gary Bowyer told the Lancashire Telegraph. “I was never very good at maths but we paid £8million for him, then he goes and scores the most goals in the calendar year – more than Luis Suarez – and yet he is still valued at £8million. That doesn’t quite add up to me – but then again I’m no Carol Vorderman!”

Rhodes, formerly of Huddersfield Town, has scored 16 goals in 24 appearances this season. This has sparked Blackburn’s promotion ambitions, and they are currently sat in 10th place in the table, just two points behind Ipswich Town, who occupy the final playoff position.


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