Villa, Palace, Fulham, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham, WBA & Hull target not for sale, insists boss

12:15 15 June 2013

Jordan Rhodes, Blackburn Rovers. Picture: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS

Jordan Rhodes, Blackburn Rovers. Picture: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS

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Transfer News: Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer has admitted it is his priority to keep hold of Jordan Rhodes.

A host of clubs have been linked with a move for the Rovers striker, including Aston Villa, Fulham, Newcastle, Everton, West Ham, West Brom, Crystal Palace and Hull, after the 23-year-old scored 27 goals in 43 Championship games.

“I’m not talking about letting him go,” Sawyer said. I think the figures that people talk about, I don’t entertain it at the moment.

“He was fantastic for this football club last season and we’re wanting to build a team around him and reproduce what he did last season and be better. We’ll be setting him that target.

“He got pipped at the post by Glenn Murray as the top goalscorer in the division, and we want him to be top goalscorer next season. Hopefully that then fires us to promotion.”

He added: “I’ve not been told that we have to sell anybody, that’s been perfectly clear.

“I’m aware that we’re making funds available to sign people already, like we have done. We’ll be competitive in the market.”

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