REPORTS in Spain suggest that La Liga strugglers Rayo Vallecano are keen to make Blackburn Rovers forward Ruben Rochina their first signing of the January transfer window.

Rochina dislocated his shoulder in the opening day draw at Derby County and has struggled to win his place back in Gary Bowyer’s starting line-up since returning in November.

The 22-year-old, who has 18-months to run on his Rovers contract, spent the second half of last season on loan at another La Liga outfit, Real Zaragoza, where he scored one goal in 15 games.