Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri has revealed that Celtic did not make an official approach for Jordan Rhodes in the January transfer window. 

Speculation was surrounding the Scotland striker, who has one year left on his Owls contract, and some reports had suggested he could be on his way to Parkhead as Neil Lennon aimed to bolster his attacking options.

But Hillsborough chief Chansiri has rubbished those rumours and told how there was no interest shown from the Hoops for the 30-year-old. 

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Speaking to Yorkshire Live, he said: "Norwich wanted to take Jordan Rhodes last summer but only on a free transfer. This made no sense to us and would actually cause us more problems with FFP as we would have to pay all the outstanding balance on his transfer from Middlesbrough.

"So it was better for Jordan to stay here and try to make his way into the team and score some goals. This year in January, another club offered a very low package, it was a deal that made no sense for us.

"My people also told me Celtic had supposedly made an offer but we demanded a very big loan fee that stopped the deal. Again, this is not true, there was no official approach or offer at all. If the deal is right for all parties we can move but if not we cannot, it is that simple."

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Rhodes made the switch to Wednesday from Middlesbrough in February 2017 via a loan deal, before the Owls splashed out a club record fee of £8million to make the deal permanent.

Last season Rhodes spent the campaign on-loan at Norwich, where he helped the Canaries gain promotion to the Premier League. But this season hasn’t gone to plan for the Scots frontman after falling out of favour under Garry Monk.

It is understood the Owls boss will not stand in his way if Rhodes wants to exit the club to get more game time, after falling down the pecking order behind the likes of Steven Fletcher, Fernando Forestieri, Connor Wickham and Josh Windass.