Blackburn Rovers have rejected another bid from Manchester City for striker Roque Santa Cruz.

The Sun says the latest offer - believed to be in the region of £17million - was the FOURTH from the Eastlands club since the start of the season.

And it was still not enough to tempt Rovers to part with their prized asset as they need the Paraguayan to help them beat the drop.

City boss Mark Hughes has put the man he brought to Ewood Park for £3.8m on top of his January wish-list. But Rovers have indicated even a bid of £20m would not tempt them.