Monday December 27 2010
Lazio strike Santa Cruz loan deal

Roque Santa Cruz is expected to join Lazio on loan from Manchester City in the next few days.

The striker had already been very close to this transfer during the summer, but negotiations collapsed at the last minute.

Now there are numerous reports in Italy and England that the 29-year-old striker will arrive at the Stadio Olimpico before 2010 is out.

The deal would see Lazio pay €300,000 for a six-month loan and the option to buy at the end of the season for €3m.

The Paraguayan would reinforce the front line of the squad currently joint second in Serie A.

Lazio had also been linked with Hugo Almeida, but the Werder Bremen forward has officially joined Besiktas in Turkey.

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