City striker sale no nearer to conclusion - reports

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Rayo Vallecano are still waiting to hear from Manchester City about their bid for out-of-favour striker Roque Santa Cruz according to talkSPORT.

The 30-year-old Paraguayan international has made only six Barclays Premier League appearances for City since his £17.5million move from Blackburn Rovers in 2009 - and spent the second half of last season back on loan at Ewood Park.

Citizens boss Roberto Mancini has made no secret of his desire to sell Santa Cruz this summer, so it is unclear as to why the big-spenders have failed to respond to the newly-promoted La Liga outfit.

Vallecano sporting director Felipe Minambres revealed the club has not had any contact with the Blues after making their formal enquiry for the player some time ago.


"He is among a group of players who are of interest to us and has been for a long time," he confirmed. "But we have made a proposal to Manchester City and we are still awaiting their response."

After completing the signing of Sergio Aguero for a club record £38million, Manchester City still have the likes of Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli in reserve.

Santa Cruz's chances of playing at the Etihad Stadium this season looks to be even more unlikely, so the player will hope to engineer a move away from the Citizens before the close of the transfer window.

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