Lawrie Sanchez has launched a £4million bid for Blackburn striker Jason Roberts.

Fulham boss Sanchez wants Roberts, 29, to replace the injured Brian McBride and is desperate to complete a deal before the deadline closes. The Whites already failed with a £2.5m offer for the experienced striker last month.

Rovers boss Mark Hughes accepts he is going to struggle to keep Roberts happy with Roque Santa Cruz now partnering Benni McCarthy in attack.