Report: Middlesbrough launch £11m Jordan Rhodes bid; but West Ham United also interested

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

Middlesbrough and West Ham United are reportedly chasing Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes.

According to a report in The Sun, Middlesbrough have submitted a bid worth £11 million for Jordan Rhodes.

Boro have reportedly offered Blackburn Rovers £9 million plus £2 million in add-ons for the Scotland international, who they have made their number one January target.

Rhodes has been a prolific scorer at Championship level for a number of seasons, and Boro feel his addition would secure their promotion.

Aitor Karanka’s side are currently sat in the top two, but they have lost their last two matches - against Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.

Middlesbrough will have to fend off interest from West Ham United if they are to sign the 25-year-old, however.

West Ham are chasing a striker, and they apparently have Rhodes as one of the names on their shortlist.

If Rhodes does move to Middlesbrough for £11 million, he will become the joint-most expensive player ever to move in the Championship, matching the fee Fulham paid to sign Ross McCormack from Leeds United.

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