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Santa Cruz has City medical

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Roque Santa Cruz is undergoing a medical at Manchester City ahead of his proposed move to Eastlands.

Hughes close to capturing Rovers striker for £18million

Roque Santa Cruz is undergoing a medical at Manchester City ahead of his proposed move to Eastlands. The long-term City target is finally set to complete his switch from Blackburn for a fee believed to be around £18million. City manager Mark Hughes has been a big admirer of the striker ever since he signed him for £4million while still in charge at Ewood Park. Following an impressive debut season in the Premier League, where he scored 18 league goals, Hughes tried to take the Paraguay international with him to City last summer but Rovers stood firm. Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce then managed to keep hold of his man during the winter transfer window despite further strong advances from the Blues and the player expressing a desire to move on. But with the Rovers boss needing to raise funds in order to bring players in ahead of the new season City have finally landed their man, subject to a successful medical. If the deal does go through, as expected, the 27-year-old will return to his old stomping ground a little sooner than he would have expected with Rovers hosting City on the opening day of the Premier League season.

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