Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has confirmed at his press conference on Thursday that the club expressed an interest in signing Jordan Rhodes.
Freedman made contact with Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer regarding a possible transfer, but saw his approach rebuffed.
Rovers had no interest in allowing Rhodes to leave Ewood Park and it appears that Freedman has given up hope of capturing the prolific frontman.
"I phoned Gary Bowyer and said I'd be very interested. But Gary said Rhodes was staying at Blackburn" - Freedman tells @BBCRNS— BBCNottinghamSport (@BBCRNS) March 12, 2015
Rhodes has been linked with a clutch of Championship clubs, as some of the leading candidates for promotion to the Premier League look to increase their firepower.
The likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City and Derby County have all been linked with Rhodes in the Daily Mail, but it seems that the striker is staying put for the time being.
The Scotland international is one of Blackburn's most important players and it would be a huge blow for the club to lose him.
If there is this much interest in him now, though, the race for his signature is only set to hot up as the summer transfer window edges closer.
Rhodes has been with Blackburn since August 2012, netting 66 times in 131 appearances for the club.