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Blackburn reject Hull's Rhodes bid

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Jordan Rhodes is wanted by Hull. Credit: PA

Blackburn have rejected an initial bid from Hull for prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

Rovers manager Gary Bowyer revealed at his press conference on Thursday afternoon that the Tigers had lodged an enquiry for Rhodes, who has scored 53 goals in 99 games for the East Lancashire outfit, and that the offer would be passed on to the club's owners.

And the Sky Bet Championship club have since confirmed to Press Association Sport that Hull's approach has been turned down.

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Hull look to Rhodes to replace Long

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Jordan Rhodes could be playing in the Premier League this season. Credit: PA

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer says Hull have made a bid for prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

The 24-year-old Scotland international, who scored 25 goals for Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship last season, has been targeted by Tigers boss Steve Bruce to replace Shane Long following his recent move to Southampton.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Thursday lunchtime, Bowyer said: "There has been an enquiry which has been taken to the board and the owners and that's as much as I know."

Rhodes is expected to be involved in Rovers' clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.

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