Rovers' bid for Savage rejected as 'derisory'

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Birmingham City have dismissed suggestions that their midfielder Robbie Savage will leave St Andrew's to join Blackburn Rovers in the January transfer window.

Birmingham City have dismissed suggestions that their midfielder Robbie Savage will leave St Andrew's to join Blackburn Rovers in the January transfer window.

Blackburn's manager Mark Hughes revealed yesterday that his club, who have had a £2.2m offer turned down, were talking to Birmingham and indicated he would like to resolve the matter soon.

Birmingham, who had a counter bid for striker Paul Dickov rejected, issued a statement,saying: "The two clubs are not talking about the deal. The offer that has been made for Robbie Savage is derisory.

"The 'quick decision' that Mark Hughes has requested has already been received - this was a definitive 'no' when the offer was first tabled. Robbie Savage is not for sale."

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