Ben Brereton is not looking for a way out of Rovers in January with owners Venky’s set to rebuff any bids from interested clubs.

No enquiries have been received for the 20-goal top scorer and would command a fee well in excess of the £15m plus add-ons they received for Adam Armstrong to even contemplate a sale.

Rovers are determined to keep the squad together that has taken them to second in the Championship while manager Tony Mowbray is focusing on adding to his options this month.

Mowbray says the 22-year-old Chile international is enjoying his football and has shown no signs of his head being turned by interest in him which for now remains speculation.

“I would never stand in anyone’s way, I don’t think Ben has that inclination that he’s looking to get away. He loves coming into training every day, loves the fact he plays just about every minute, the fact he plays just about every game, I think he’s really enjoying his football,” he said.

“He’s 22, he’s not in a rush. If he was 27 or 28 then I’m pretty sure he’ll be looking for the Premier League and the money that goes with it and for his career and play and win trophies.

“He’s enjoying his international football of course and I think he’s a young boy and I don’t think he’s in a rush.

“The club hope he can stay and finish this season and help this club accrue a lot of points that will give us a chance in this division.

“The phone has to ring to give us a decision to make. I know the narrative might be that he’s scored all these goals and someone might come and buy him, but that’s not the case it seems at the moment.

“He’s a young guy doing really well and as far as I know the phone hasn’t rang.

“He’s training really well and we’re looking forward to him trying to repeat what he did in the first half of the season with his goals tally.”

Mowbray feels the price that Rovers would want for their top scorer, alongside an expectedly quiet January window, would make it unlikely that any move materialises.

That will leave Rovers and Brereton to focus on ensuring the second half of the season is as productive as his first, reaching the 20-goal mark before the end of 2021.

“I’ve been in football a long time and if someone comes and offers £50m then I’m sure that stance might change. Let’s be honest about it,” Mowbray said of the owners’ viewpoint.

“We sold Armstrong for £15m going up to £20m, Ben Brereton is two years younger than Adam and scored more goals in the first half of the season so it would have to be at least that.

“Is a team going to bid that for Ben Brereton in January? I think that’s highly unlikely and I think the owners are putting the right message out there for our supporters.

“Why would we want to derail ourselves when we’re on such a good run at the moment, second in the league, and we have an opportunity as maybe a dozen other clubs do?

“Lots of teams will be fighting to get into the top six and obviously the top two is crucial to get promotion.

“We know we have to fight with a lot of teams in the second half of the season and You’re better doing that with your best players on the pitch.”