Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz has intimated he would see out his contract at Ewood Park if no club matches the multi-million pound buy-out clause attached to him.
Manager Sam Allardyce could definitely use the money from any transfer of the 27-year-old to strengthen his squad this summer, but unless the buy-out clause - believed to be around Â£20million - is met he is likely to hold on to his most saleable asset.
Santa Cruz, who missed the end of the season with a knee injury and has made no secret of his desire to leave, told Radio 970 AM in Paraguay: "A signed document stipulates that there is a lot of money to pay to take me away from Blackburn. If they don't want to sell me, then I must complete my contract and continue with them. I am under contract until 2012."
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