Lazio to make new bid for Manchester City's Roque Santa Cruz

02 September 2010 09:38
Renewed bid: Manchester City Roque Santa Cruz could be heading to Italy in January transfer window

Lazio are considering making another attempt sign Manchester City's out of favour Roque Santa Cruz in January after a move for the Paraguay striker broke down on deadline day.

The Italians were looking to take Santa Cruz on loan from City for the rest of the season with a further £5million payment if the switch suited all parties next summer.

But City, who paid Blackburn £17.5m for the 29-year-old last June, wanted more and the deal broke down.

However Lazio president Claudio Lotito has not ruled out making another approach for the forward in the next transfer window in January despite the fact they already have four strikers.

Lotito said: 'It's a disappointment. But we decided to take time and wait for the market in January to consider whether he will be a necessary inclusion, since in that role we already have Mauro Zarate, Sergio Floccari, Pasquale Foggia and Tommaso Rocchi.

'Hernanes also can also play in attack, not to mention Libor Kozak . So, we'll look at the market again in the winter.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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