Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz wants to stay in England.

The hitman has now appealed to the likes of Wigan Athletic, Bolton Wanderers and former club Blackburn Rovers to help him stay in the Manchester area.

Santa Cruz said: "A north-west club would be ideal. I don't want to keep moving my kids back and forth, it is not good to move them year after year.

"I would like to come back to the area permanently. We love the area, want to send the kids to the schools here, have everything we need there and feel at home."