"At this stage it is disappointing, but you never know," Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph. "There might be no bids that match our valuation and Steven might then see the type of signings we are making and might end up still being here if he withdraws his request and makes a statement he wants to play for the club.
"If no one met the valuation then I would hope he would respect the fact he has a contract. I would hope he would want to get his head down and work towards playing football.
"He is employed to be a football player, not a football trainer and at this moment in time, he doesn't want to play for the club."