Paraguayan striker hopes to seal permanent deal in Spain.
Manchester City flop Roque Santa Cruz has spelled out his desire to stay at Malaga beyond the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.
The 31-year-old has spent the season on loan with the Spanish side and hopes to be able extend his stay after being told that he is wanted by club chiefs .
However, the club’s financial difficulties could be a stumbling block and they may have to wait until they can offload some of their bigger stars before a concrete offer can be made.
“I will take any decisions thinking about my family,” said Santa Cruz. “I will think about my children and how another change of circumstances would affect them.
“Now I think that what is best is that they have a bit of continuity and stay with what has been started here.”
The Paraguayan international had been a target for several Brazilian sides this summer, but he has intimated that he would take a pay cut to stay at la Rosaleda.
“The main thing is that the club keeps going and puts in place a long-term project,” he continued.
“I think that they are working out what they will have to spend and, as a result, the majority of players will be asked if they will take a cut in order to stay and create a credible plan.
“Malaga have told me their intentions and that they want me to stay. They are trying to reorganise the deficit and have all the numbers in order.”
Santa Cruz has bagged 12 goals in 43 appearances this season.