City call off Santa Cruz's Rovers return
Published 23:00 06/01/11 By Alan Nixon - EXCLUSIVE
Manchester City have put a block on Roque Santa Cruz’s return to Blackburn on loan.
City want to off-load the Paraguayan striker, but are loath to let him go back to Ewood Park without the promise of a full-time buy at the end of the loan spell.
Santa Cruz has had a nightmare at Eastlands since his £17million switch from Rovers at the start of last season and now City are looking to claw back some of the cash.
Rovers boss Steve Kean is reluctant to take the player back full-time however, and is hoping to do a wage-share deal once City have exhausted their other options.