Date: 23rd August 2014 at 4:58pm
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Blackburn Rovers perhaps aren’t going to be selling Jordan Rhodes, when it was being made to sound like we would be earlier today.

The club have reacted to the speculation that has grown by admitting that not one but two offers for the Scottish International have been “categorically rejected” with it our intention not to sell, however, and rightly so it wasn’t claimed that we definitely wouldn’t sell.

Director of Communications Alan Myers put out this statement on The Official Website today: “We have recently received two official bids for the services of Jordan Rhodes from Hull City FC, both have been respectfully and categorically rejected.

“The owners of Blackburn Rovers wish to reassure fans that their intention is not to sell Jordan Rhodes as they, along with the manager and board of directors, feel that he is integral to our bid to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

“Despite the necessity to comply with and address the pending restrictions of FFP regulations, the owners feel it would be a detrimental step to lose our top goalscorer and such an icon of this football club.

“We made our intentions clear this summer when we rewarded Jordan with a new and improved contract and we stand by that.

“We want to give Gary Bowyer and the team the best possible opportunity to get back to the top flight and Jordan has been and remains a significant part of that aim.

“It is also important to acknowledge that Jordan has acted, unsurprisingly, in a totally professional manner during this period of speculation.

Hull City Manager Steve Bruce has previously claimed that the Premier League side were close to completing this transfer, however, not as close as he might think!! Hopefully it stays that way.

I think there would come a point where it would be incredibly hard for us to refuse an offer but at the moment it seems like ambition is preferred to the lure of a quick buck to sell Rhodes, with Venky’s potentially making a massive statement if they continue to resist Hull’s offers.

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