Hughes repeatedly tried to sign the unsettled Paraguay striker from Blackburn in theJanuary transfer window and said at the time there was no guarantee he would try again after a final £18.5million bid was rejected.
Out of favour: Mark Hughes has decided against signing Roque Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz looks certain to leave Ewood Park this summer afterreiterating his desire to join a bigger club but Hughes will not berushed in his search for a striker to meet his requirements.
Hughes said: ''We needed a striker who had physical presence and a knowledge of thePremier League because we're a young team in terms of strikers andexperience.
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