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City have improved Santa bid rejected

Manchester City have a significant bid for the Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz rejected.

The Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is very keen to take Roque Santa Cruz to Eastlands.
The Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is very keen to take Roque Santa Cruz to Eastlands.

Manchester City have a significant bid for the Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz rejected. The City boss Mark Hughes stepped up his interest in the player he brought to Ewood Park last season but his latest offer was knocked back by his former club. "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 £12million (Dh66m) in the summer and it (the new bid) is significantly higher than that. "But 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." *PA Sport