City see second Santa Cruz bid rebuffed

Manchester City have seen a second bid to bring in striker Roque Santa Cruz rebuffed by Blackburn.  Manager Mark Hughes, who signed the Paraguayan for Rovers from Bayern Munich in July 2007, remains keen on adding his former front-man to the Eastlands attack, despite the 27-year-old only agreeing a new contract at Ewood Park in August. "We have made an improved bid, a substantial bid for Roque Santa Cruz but it was rejected," said Hughes. "We made a bid in the region of £12m in the summer and it (the second offer) is significantly higher than that. We still want to bring him to the club if we can but he is Blackburn's player and they don't want to deal at the level we have made a bid at. That is their prerogative." BLACKBURN FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: My Secret Vice Sam Allardyce Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson What Happened Next? David May Plus! Rate Rovers players (and others) on Talentspotter CITY FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Sven Goran Eriksson Web Exclusives Joe Corrigan Q&A Robinho Boy's A Bit Special Michael Johnson Ask A Silly Question Peter Reid, Alan Ball What Happened Next? Jim Whitley, Tony Cunningham Sing When You’re Winning David Threlfall Plus Joe Corrigan on Weekend Wonders and City on Talentspotter