Last Updated: Sun, 06 Oct 2013 12:35
Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer says it wold take an "astronomical offer" to prise West Ham target Jordan Rhodes away from the club.
The Scotland striker has scored nine goals in his last seven matches for Rovers and a number of clubs are thought to be weighing up a move for the 23-year-old, who joined Blackburn for £8million from Huddersfield last summer.
Wigan are the latest club to be linked with Rhodes while the Hammers tried to secure his signature before he moved to Ewood Park.
But Bowyer has issued a hands-off warning to any clubs hoping to sign the Championship joint-top scorer on the cheap.
"It would have to be an astronomical offer because the owners have said to me he wouldn't be for sale," Bowyer said.
"Goalscorers are worth their weight in gold. When I was offered the job, my first question was about Jordan and they said, 'No, we're not selling him'. Figures of £6.5m were mentioned in the summer, but he's got better, so how does that make economical sense?
"When the window closed and we knew he wasn't going to be sold, it gave everybody in the club a lift. No doubt when we get to January it will all start again."
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