Blackburn Rovers braced for new Roque Santa Cruz bid

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

Blackburn Rovers are today bracing themselves for a latest bid for Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City - after rejecting one in the region of £15million late last week.

The club though would be determined to line up a replacement for Santa Cruz before even considering parting with their prized asset - with obvious candidates very thin on the ground.

Rovers are still insistent there is no pressure to sell Santa Cruz, for whatever price, as they realise adequate striking options are vital in their bid to preserve their Premier League safety.

Rovers chairman John Williams declined to discuss any potential transfer targets but did admit this January was turning out to be a particularly slow window.

He said: “It is far easier to sell than it is to buy and that is why you are seeing little activity anywhere this January.

“In January prices are inflated and there is no doubt it is a difficult period for any club.”

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11:55am Mon 12 Jan 09

mshaw28 says...

I wouldnt mind Cisse. Currently on loan at Sunderland. Would link up well with Benni and Roberts.
I wouldnt mind Cisse. Currently on loan at Sunderland. Would link up well with Benni and Roberts. mshaw28
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11:59am Mon 12 Jan 09

Robbie says...

Sturridge has already stated he does not want to leave man city.

Cisse is a good player if he can get the service.

i think most people will agree our main target should be a right winger.
Sturridge has already stated he does not want to leave man city. Cisse is a good player if he can get the service. i think most people will agree our main target should be a right winger. Robbie
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12:12pm Mon 12 Jan 09

jeppo says...

...a QUICK right winger. Though we'd need a centre forward as well, if Roque is going
...a QUICK right winger. Though we'd need a centre forward as well, if Roque is going jeppo
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12:29pm Mon 12 Jan 09

ashowopikin says...

we tried getting cisse before and he said he did not want to play for us hence the reason he went to blunderland
we tried getting cisse before and he said he did not want to play for us hence the reason he went to blunderland ashowopikin
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12:47pm Mon 12 Jan 09

Mike Costa says...

jeppo wrote:
...a QUICK right winger. Though we'd need a centre forward as well, if Roque is going
Mike Costa says:

Jim Beattie to the rescue !

Nick him before Stoke sign him up.
[quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: ...a QUICK right winger. Though we'd need a centre forward as well, if Roque is going[/p][/quote]Mike Costa says: Jim Beattie to the rescue ! Nick him before Stoke sign him up. Mike Costa
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12:48pm Mon 12 Jan 09

eddie the eagle says...

City want Roque,Roque wants city,Rovers want the best deal we can get.So instead of bids being made and rejected every 2-3 days,lets invite City for a butty and a pint and thrash out the deal,
then lets all move on and start talking about Rovers.On another subject Fulham should be made to pay
the travel costs of Rovers fans who bought tickets.
City want Roque,Roque wants city,Rovers want the best deal we can get.So instead of bids being made and rejected every 2-3 days,lets invite City for a butty and a pint and thrash out the deal, then lets all move on and start talking about Rovers.On another subject Fulham should be made to pay the travel costs of Rovers fans who bought tickets. eddie the eagle
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12:54pm Mon 12 Jan 09

mshaw28 says...

Mike Costa wrote:
jeppo wrote:
...a QUICK right winger. Though we'd need a centre forward as well, if Roque is going
Mike Costa says:

Jim Beattie to the rescue !

Nick him before Stoke sign him up.
No thanks.

Get Diouf now! Alright the guys a tw@ but putting that aside and he'd be an astute signing.

Cheap
Fast
Runs at players
Great delivery
Scores goals!

£2m he's ours
[quote][p][bold]Mike Costa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: ...a QUICK right winger. Though we'd need a centre forward as well, if Roque is going[/p][/quote]Mike Costa says: Jim Beattie to the rescue ! Nick him before Stoke sign him up.[/p][/quote]No thanks. Get Diouf now! Alright the guys a tw@ but putting that aside and he'd be an astute signing. Cheap Fast Runs at players Great delivery Scores goals! £2m he's ours mshaw28
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1:24pm Mon 12 Jan 09

RoverDownSouth says...

I agree if Rocky doesn't want to stay sell him but do it in the summer when he has helped us stay up. And if Hughes goes in the meantime or doesn't pursue his interest in the summer then we've still got a decent striker. The only problem is whether Rocky plays like he did last season or plays like he has been doing this season.

PS What ever happened to the talk about that guy Janko as a possible replacement for RSC?
I agree if Rocky doesn't want to stay sell him but do it in the summer when he has helped us stay up. And if Hughes goes in the meantime or doesn't pursue his interest in the summer then we've still got a decent striker. The only problem is whether Rocky plays like he did last season or plays like he has been doing this season. PS What ever happened to the talk about that guy Janko as a possible replacement for RSC? RoverDownSouth
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1:50pm Mon 12 Jan 09

kingkenny says...

I have heard Stephen Hunt could be on his way. Dont know how true this is, but I rate him. Help in a relegation battle but good enough for next season
I have heard Stephen Hunt could be on his way. Dont know how true this is, but I rate him. Help in a relegation battle but good enough for next season kingkenny
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7:30pm Mon 12 Jan 09

bed and breakfast man ! says...

To be honest ,i am getting fed up with RSC saga,Will he , wont he ?
To be honest ,i am getting fed up with RSC saga,Will he , wont he ? bed and breakfast man !
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8:39pm Mon 12 Jan 09

Morst the 88th min Heartbreaker says...

bed and breakfast man ! wrote:
To be honest ,i am getting fed up with RSC saga,Will he , wont he ?
Agreed bed and breakfast man !
We supported our clubs for over 100 years and kept them afloat and then when the mega billion TV deals should have kept prices cheap instead greed ridden clubs have just taken the proverbial out of fans to put yet another note on the end of players wages.
I come on here for old times sake but am amazed footy fans have not revolted and gone on national strike - Footy fans are the most thickest people on the planet except for RAyzer to put up with it!
It works like a drug - be honest you are simply addicted!

31 YEARS.....

[quote][p][bold]bed and breakfast man ![/bold] wrote: To be honest ,i am getting fed up with RSC saga,Will he , wont he ?[/p][/quote]Agreed bed and breakfast man ! We supported our clubs for over 100 years and kept them afloat and then when the mega billion TV deals should have kept prices cheap instead greed ridden clubs have just taken the proverbial out of fans to put yet another note on the end of players wages. I come on here for old times sake but am amazed footy fans have not revolted and gone on national strike - Footy fans are the most thickest people on the planet except for RAyzer to put up with it! It works like a drug - be honest you are simply addicted! 31 YEARS..... Morst the 88th min Heartbreaker
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9:36pm Mon 12 Jan 09

Champion Sound says...

I think the rigt winger has to be Diouf, if RSC does have this 18m buy out clause, citeh will pay it. He'll also work as a forward so would be a good buy.

Dislike El Hadji Diouf, but so did i Savage when he signed for us.
I think the rigt winger has to be Diouf, if RSC does have this 18m buy out clause, citeh will pay it. He'll also work as a forward so would be a good buy. Dislike El Hadji Diouf, but so did i Savage when he signed for us. Champion Sound
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9:05am Tue 13 Jan 09

Riverside Ant says...

eddie the eagle wrote:
City want Roque,Roque wants city,Rovers want the best deal we can get.So instead of bids being made and rejected every 2-3 days,lets invite City for a butty and a pint and thrash out the deal, then lets all move on and start talking about Rovers.On another subject Fulham should be made to pay the travel costs of Rovers fans who bought tickets.
Spot on ETE, let's stop all the mucking about and get it sorted over a tuna mayo salad barm and pint of Thwaites Smooth!

Security words KIND-CITY let's hope they are!
[quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: City want Roque,Roque wants city,Rovers want the best deal we can get.So instead of bids being made and rejected every 2-3 days,lets invite City for a butty and a pint and thrash out the deal, then lets all move on and start talking about Rovers.On another subject Fulham should be made to pay the travel costs of Rovers fans who bought tickets.[/p][/quote]Spot on ETE, let's stop all the mucking about and get it sorted over a tuna mayo salad barm and pint of Thwaites Smooth! Security words KIND-CITY let's hope they are! Riverside Ant
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