BLACKBURN boss Mark Hughes is ready to resist any late bids for Jason Roberts and Morten Gamst Pedersen.

According to speculation in the national press, London is calling for the Blackburn Rovers duo, with Roberts reportedly a target for Fulham, whilst Tottenham are thought to have revived their interest in Pedersen.

But Rovers last night insisted they have not received any formal offers for either player, and even if that situation was to change over the next 36 hours, Hughes is likely to give any would-be suitors short shrift.

Fulham have already made one bid for Roberts - believed to be worth £2.5 million - earlier this summer, which was immeditaely rejected by the Rovers board.

However, a serious injury to Brian McBride means that manager Lawrie Sanchez is desperate to boost his strikeforce before the window shuts at midnight tomorrow, so he may test Rovers' resolve with a fresh move for the 29-year-old.

But it would take a ridiculous' offer to persuade Hughes to do business because he considers Roberts an important member of his squad.

Pedersen, meanwhile, continues to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane, and Spurs boss Martin Jol has made no secret of his admiration for FROM BACK PAGE the Norwegian in the past.

Rovers are not interested in selling the winger at this moment in time, even if Spurs were prepared to throw in midfielder Tom Huddlestone, a player Hughes has been interested in signing for a while.

One player who could be on the move, though, is Paul Gallagher as a number of Championship clubs, including Stoke and Queens Park Rangers, have expressed an interest in taking him on loan.

Rovers do not want to sell Gallagher but they may consider a loan deal until January.