Arsenal boss Wenger willing to break transfer record for Blackburn's Santa Cruz

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is making Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz a priority transfer target.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is making Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz a priority transfer target.

The People says in a clear indication that Wenger is preparing for life without hitman Emmanuel Adebayor, he has told close allies he wants Blackburn striker Santa Cruz to replace him.

Arsenal know it would more than the record £15m fee that captured Andrey Arshavin in January to bring Santa Cruz to the Emirates.

The sale of Adebayor will free-up funds for Wenger to splash out in the transfer market.