Italy could be the next destination for Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz.

The Daily Mail says Lazio are ready to renew their interest in Santa Cruz, but fear competition from Inter Milan.

Santa Cruz has been cleared to leave Eastlands after playing under half an hour of Barclays Premier League football for Roberto Mancini this season.

The Paraguay international would prefer to stay in England, with his former boss Mark Hughes keen for Fulham to agree a deal, while there has also been interest in Germany from Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen.

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