In his column for the Bolton News, the Scot wrote: "It simply hasnâ€™t happened for Roque Santa Cruz since he left Blackburn for Eastlands, and if he were available in January and we were in the financial position to make him a decent offer, Iâ€™d get him in a shot.
"City are overloaded with strikers. Carlos Tevez is the captain, so picks himself, Mario Balotelli is Roberto Manciniâ€™s signing, so heâ€™s going nowhere, and youâ€™ve still got the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Jo ahead of him in the queue, so his career is going absolutely nowhere.
"Given that Johan Elmander isnâ€™t rushing to sign a new contract, Iâ€™m sure Owen is looking around for what might be available.
"And what would City want for a player whoâ€™s doing nothing but kicking his heels?
"I know Sam Allardyce has been linked with taking him to Blackburn but letâ€™s face it, if we can stay within touch of the European places over Christmas, then thatâ€™s going to be a massive draw."