HUDDERSFIELD Town are ready to quash speculation that Jordan Rhodes will join Blackburn.
While it's believed the Ewood Park club have tabled a bid for the 22-year-old, who today received a Scotland call-up, sources suggest that with the new season looming, newly-promoted Town are taking a dim view of Blackburn manager Steve Kean's decision to go public on an offer reputed to be worth a potential £6m.
Town are keen top keep hold of the hot shot, who last season scored 40 goals - more than any other player in the Premier or Football League - and is contracted to 2015.
They have no financial need to cash in on Rhodes, who has notched 85 goals since he was signed from Ipswich three years ago.
And they would be unwilling to sell to a divisional rival (while Town were promoted to the Championship last season, Rovers were relegated from the Premier League).
Rhodes' inclusion in the Scotland squad for the friendly against Australia in Edinburgh a week on Wednesday means he will miss Town's first competitive game, at Preston the first round of the Capital One Cup a week tonight, August 13.
But the club are set to issue a statement insisting he will be on duty for the opening league game at Cardiff on Friday, August 17.