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Santa Cruz keen to stay at Rovers

Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz has spent the last month in his native Paraguay

Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz has played down speculation that he is seeking a move away from Ewood Park.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing the Paraguay international.

But Santa Cruz, 26, who scored 23 goals last season, says he is ready to continue his Blackburn career.

"A lot of people said my transfer to a bigger club was about to happen, but I live in the present and I'm focused on Blackburn," he told Paravision TV.


"I'm happy for the good season that I had and the important goals that I scored.

"I am motivated by the other teams' interest, but if I am not transferred then I want to have the best possible season at Blackburn."

see also
Ince to decide on pair - chairman
24 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Blackburn hold no fears for Ince
24 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Rovers impact delights Santa Cruz
29 Apr 08 |  Blackburn
Nelsen applauds Santa Cruz impact
22 Apr 08 |  Blackburn
Santa Cruz seals Blackburn move
28 Jul 07 |  Blackburn

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