Skysports.com understands Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has turned down an approach from Blackburn.
The Nigeria international has slipped down the pecking order at Goodison Park of late and spent the second half of last season on loan at Leicester.
His time with the Foxes proved to be productive, as he notched 11 goals in 20 appearances.
He returned to Everton over the summer, but remains on the fringes of David Moyes' first-team fold.
A switch elsewhere was expected to materialise, but time is running out for him to make a move during the summer transfer window.
Blackburn were prepared to offer him Premier League football, with Steve Kean still in the market for fresh faces.
Yakubu has snubbed Rovers' advances, though, and is to remain on Merseyside for the time being.