BLACKBURN Rovers have not accepted a bid for prized asset Jordan Rhodes from Hull City.
The Premier League outfit yesterday failed with an £8m offer for the £12m-rated striker.
But that has not deterred Hull, who are willing to pay a club record fee for Rhodes, and negotiations between the clubs are continuing.
And it is understood that the Tigers are willing to throw in one of their players as part of any proposed deal to take Rhodes to the KC Stadium.
One of those players is Hull boss Steve Bruce's son, defender Alex Bruce.
The 29-year-old, who can play at centre back, right back and in front of the defence, was on the books of Rovers as a youngster.
However he never made a first-team appearance for the club.
Rovers do not want to sell Rhodes, who has scored 53 goals in 99 games for the club following his club record £8m move from Huddersfield Town in August 2012, and they hoped to fend off potential suitors by handing the 24-year-old a new and improved five-year contract last month.
But that has not stopped the Tigers, whose assistant manager and former Rovers midfielder Steve Agnew is Rhodes’ uncle, from becoming the first club to table a formal bid for the Scotland international.
Hull's current club record signing is £8m midfielder Jake Livermore.