Blackburn Rovers are open to selling Jordan Rhodes in the summer, according to Gazette Live.
The news comes after Rovers’ Indian-based owners pulled the plug on Middlesbrough’s bid to bring the striker in on loan for the rest of the season.
The Venky’s delayed the decision to see if the Lancashire club could make a late play-off push.
But even with that prospect looking unlikely the owners have decided to keep the Scotland international.
The Gazette understands cash-strapped Rovers, who are £90m in the red and are under a transfer embargo, would be open to selling Rhodes in the summer but unwilling to let him join another club on loan in fear that injury to the striker could ruin their close season plans.
Rhodes joined Blackburn in August 2012 from Huddersfield Town for an £8m fee and has gone on to score 66 goals in 131 games, including 16 in 39 appearances this season.
At Huddersfield the striker bagged 87 in 148 matches.
Several Championship clubs were said to be interested but only Boro made a formal bid.
The Teeside club wanted to take Rhodes on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy if the club won promotion, which was rumoured to be worth over £10m to Blackburn.
The Venky’s took their time to make a decision and decided to pull the plug on the deal with just days left of the loan window.