Date: 23rd January 2017 at 8:30pm
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Aston Villa face competition from Sheffield Wednesday for the signing of Jordan Rhodes.

According to a report in The Sun Wednesday have put in an £8m bid for the Middlesbrough striker with a further £4m in add-ons.

Villa wanted Rhodes on loan but when that was refused they made a bid of £6m up front which would rise to £10m if they win promotion to the top flight.

Boro are believed to be looking for £12m up front for the former Blackburn Rovers striker but that looks unlikely to arrive this month.

Rhodes was an £11m signing exactly a year ago but has barely had a look in at Aitor Karaka’s side since they gained promotion to the top division.

Steve Bruce was bidding for Rhodes a year ago when he was managing Hull City and could be in line for a repeat if Villa decide not to at least match the offer from Sheffield Wednesday.

Jordan’s dad Andy, is the goalkeeping coach at Wednesday.

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