Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Santa Cruz on the radar for Mark Hughes

Fulham manager Mark Hughes could be set to renew his interest in Roque Santa Cruz in January.

Hughes failed in an attempt to sign Santa Cruz on loan in the summer but is weighing up a second approach for the unsettled Manchester City striker.

Hughes worked with Santa Cruz at Eastlands and Blackburn and the Paraguay international has been told he can leave City.

“I'm interested in players of the quality of Roque,” Hughes said ahead of the visit of Wigan today. “My interest in him before was there for everybody to see.

“Whether we pursue that in January is open to debate. I'm not aware that he's available. That might change. But I don't like discussing players by name before we've actually signed him.”

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