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Man City and Spurs set to miss out on 13 million star striker

All of a sudden, things are looking considerably better for Rovers. When Paul Ince, there had been talk of player unrest, Bentley and Friedel both jumped ship and it also appeared that the likes of Roque Santa Cruz and Stephen Warnock would be on their way.

However, The Guardian reports that Blackburn’s Paraguayan striker is going nowhere, having signed a new four-year contract at Ewood Park. Earlier this summer, Manchester City had lodged a bid for the impressive forward, although Paul Ince has managed to secure his long-term services.

Roque Santa Cruz has committed himself to Blackburn Rovers by signing a new four-year deal. The Paraguay international had been the subject of a bid from Manchester City earlier this summer and there was interest from Manchester United and Tottenham but the 27-year-old has quelled speculation with a deal that keeps him at Ewood Park until 2012.

While this doesn’t mean that Santa Cruz is nailed on to stay in Lancashire for four more years, it does mean that he won’t be allowed to leave on a free transfer anytime soon. Blackburn fans, you must be delighted to hear the striker committing himself to the club, ending speculation for the time being.

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