West Ham striker Teddy Sheringham has revealed that Blackburn boss Mark Hughes tried to sign him during the transfer window in January.
Sheringham, 38, said in his programme notes ahead of West Ham's game at home to Crewe that Upton Park boss Alan Pardew rejected a player-swap offer.
"The manager told me that Mark Hughes enquired about me going to Ewood Park in a swap deal.
"Alan Pardew said I was going nowhere and I was quite happy about that."
Sheringham, who has scored 14 goals this season for the Hammers, enjoyed his last season in the top-flight last term when he captained Portsmouth under Harry Redknapp.
Previously to that the one-time England star, capped 51 times by his country, had two spells at Tottenham with a successful stint at Manchester United in between.
His first two clubs were Millwall and Nottingham Forest.