Terriers quiet on Rhodes bid
Huddersfield say it's business as usual following Blackburn interest
Last Updated: August 7, 2012 9:56am
Jordan Rhodes: Huddersfield are not commenting on reports Blackburn have bid for the striker
Huddersfield Town are refusing to comment on reports that Blackburn Rovers are the latest club to have made a bid for striker Jordan Rhodes.
The Scotland international is one of the most in-demand players outside of the Premier League after scoring 40 goals for Huddersfield last season.
Fulham are already understood to have seen a bid turned down, while Blackburn boss Steve Kean recently confirmed he has made an offer for Rhodes.
Reports have claimed that Blackburn's bid for the 22-year-old is worth an initial £2million, rising to £4m, but Terriers chief executive Nigel Clibbens is keeping quiet on the latest reports.
"During the course of the summer, as we knew would happen, there has been lots of speculation in the press and media about Jordan Rhodes leaving Huddersfield Town," Clibbens told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
"At various times, it has been reported that we have agreed terms for a sale; that bids have been received and turned down from more than one Premier League club and, over the weekend, even a rival Championship club.
"It could be distracting if we took notice of all the stories. Throughout this speculation, we have made the decision not to comment, as this would only add fuel to the fire.
"When any club enquires about a player we always adopt a professional and confidential approach and mention nothing publicly - it's the right thing to do.
"We are now seven days from the start of our competitive season and we are all looking forward to taking on Preston North End in the Capital One Cup before facing Cardiff in our first Championship fixture for a decade.
"As far as we're concerned, with just seven days to kick-off, it's business as usual at Huddersfield Town."