Blackburn Rovers Turn Down £6.5m Wigan Athletic Bid for Striker Jordan Rhodes

Rovers turn down big money bid for striker.

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Blackburn Rovers have rejected a bid believed to be in the region of £6 million from Wigan Athletic for striker Jordan Rhodes, the Daily Mail reports.

The Latics had tabled a bid which would break their transfer record – £6.5million splashed out on Mauro Boselli in 2010 – for the Scotland international.

However, in a bold move, Wigan boss Owen Coyle had set Rovers with an ultimatum by saying he wanted a definite answer from the club otherwise he would move on to targets elsewhere and not waste his time hanging by the phone.

The offer was rebuffed, with Everton reportedly looking into making an offer too, and recently Rovers boss Gary Bowyer had stated that the player would not be sold to any of their immediate rivals.

Rhodes was signed by Rovers last August for £8million and scored a double in the 4-1 demolition of rivals Bolton Wanderers over the weekend.

Coyle had been sanctioned to spend some of the extra cash left over from Everton’s £6 million, which was spent on Arouna Kone earlier on in the summer and Marc Antoine Fortune’s injury against Nottingham Forest on Saturday prompted Coyle to ask a question of their Lancashire neighbours.

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