Cruzeiro are pushing to land Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz.

The Sunday Mirror says City £17.5million misfit Santa Cruz is ­wanted by Brazilian club ­Cruzeiro.

The 30-year-old Paraguayan striker is with La Liga club Real Betis on loan after a nightmare time at the Etihad.

City are willing to take a big loss on the player and let him go for £5million.