It is understood that Brazilian club Santos are looking at the possibility of bringing Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz back to South America in the summer. The Manchester city striker is currently playing for the Spanish club Malaga.
However, he is out of contract with the Premier league outfit at the end of the season, thus making him free to join any club of his wish. Even though he has indicated that he is extremely happy at Malaga, the financial restrictions of the Spanish club mean that he is unlikely to be signed on a permanent basis.
Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz has said that he expects Malaga to qualify for the Champions League semifinals against all the odds.
At the start of the season, not many would have expected Malaga to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. However, they have reached this stage and they will be playing against German club Borussia Dortmund. This will be one of the toughest matches for the Spanish club given that Dortmund have proved that they are capable of beating the best.
The Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz has revealed that he will not be returning to Manchester City at the end of his current loan spell with Malaga. The former Blackburn Rovers and Bayern Munich striker is currently on loan at the Spanish club till the end of the season.
However, he has ruled out the possibility of returning to Manchester City in the future. Santa Cruz has also pointed to the fact that his contract with the club expires in June, thus making him a free agent. Santa Cruz has been one of the best players for Malaga this season.
The Paraguayan footballer Lucas Barrios, who is regarded as one of the country's best talents, has said that there is a possibility of leaving the Chinese league in favour of the English Premier league.
The former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has said that he hopes to play an important part in helping the Spanish club Malaga extend the return that they have experienced in all competitions recently.
Malaga came into the new season with major doubts about the future. They have to sell many star players including the best players from last season – Santi Cazorla – for very low sums of money in order to service the debts. However, they have been able to not only perform well in the Spanish la Liga, but also in other competitions as well.
The Paraguay national team manager Gerardo Pelusso has said that surprise is the biggest weapon he is set to use when Paraguay face Argentina in a World Cup qualifying match. Argentina will be coming into the match as one of the favourites, whereas Paraguay have recently suffered a number of defeats.
However, the manager of the national team has said that it will not be a surprise for the Argentina manager Sabella to see his tactics if he has studied it already, but if he hasn't, then it will be a major shock for him.
The Paraguay international Roque Santa Cruz has said that he is extremely happy to be back on the pitch for Manchester city. The 30-year-old spent the last season on loan to the Spanish club Real Betis. He has, however, expressed his desire to be part of the Manchester city team.
Even though he is down the pecking order, the Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini decided to utilise the Paraguay international for most of the match against Limerick on Sunday. This was one of the final pre-season friendly matches for the club before they take on Chelsea in the Community Shield.
South American team Paraguay have relieved manager Francisco Arce of his duties following the poor start made by the team in the recent qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Paraguay striker Oscar Cardozo could spark interest from a number of high-profile clubs including Chelsea in the summer after it was learnt that is Portuguese club Benfica have decided to sell him in the summer. Oscar Cardozo has been an influential part of the Benfica team in the last few seasons.
Paraguay striker Lucas Barrios has said that he is not willing to spend another season on the bench at Borussia Dortmund.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier league, with a number of clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City showing an interest in signing him on a permanent basis. He has not been part of the Borussia Dortmund side on a permanent basis this season.
As a result, he has grown extremely impatient with the amount of playing time he has been getting this season. Like every other top player, Lucas Barrios has said that he needs to play more.