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Sheffield Wednesday owner Chansiri still upset with Norwich over Rhodes attempt

Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has hit out at Norwich City chief Stuart Webber.

Chansiri was asked for the inside track on the Canaries' pursuit of Jordan Rhodes following promotion to the Premier League.

He told the Yorkshire Post: “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.

“When he went to Norwich the previous year on loan, we wanted the deal to include a clause for them to buy in a similar way when we bought Jordan from Middlesbrough.

“This kind of deal is normal. But they did not want this option. Norwich did not even talk about buying Jordan, only a loan, but their sporting director in a later interview was saying many things that were not true, things that were negative to me and damaging to our club.

“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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