Swansea City are the latest club to be linked with former Huddersfield Town hot shot Jordan Rhodes.
That’s after Sheffield Wednesday poured cold water on a reported move for the 25-year-old Blackburn Rovers striker .
Town are due 20% of any profit Blackburn make on Rhodes , who became a Rover for £8m in August 2012.
He cost Town £400,000 from Ipswich Town in 2009 and scored 87 times.
Wednesday, where Rhodes’ dad Andy is goalkeeping coach, and Middlesbrough were both said to be keen, only for the price tag and the players’ wages to prove a stumbling block.
“Everybody knows it is fantasy about this player,” said Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal.
“Do you think we have £10m-£12m to pay for a striker? It doesn’t make sense. he is a player who is completely out of our budget.
“We are doing everything with sense. We don’t have one of the biggest budgets of the Championship .
“There are teams who have invested more money than us. Everything we do is with good sense and economical.”
Scotland international Rhodes, said to earn more than £45,000 a week, has scored 10 times this season.
His overall Blackburn tally is now up to 84.
Swansea are desperate for more firepower as they try to climb away from the Premier League relegation zone. Monday’s 1-0 home win over Watford was their first in four in the league and lifted them out of the dreaded bottom three.
Next up for the Swans, who have just appointed former Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin as their new head coach, is a Sunday showdown with Everton at Goodison.
Guidolin, 60, will have the final say on team selection while working alongside Alan Curtis.
Garry Monk was sacked last month after the South Wales club suffered a string of defeats.
Swansea have sold midfielder Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle United for £12m.