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Santa Cruz cash to fall short for Blackburn transfer plans

Blackburn Rovers aren't expected to move for Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch.

The News says Blackburn are unlikely to follow-up their initial interest - despite the prospective sale of Roque Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz is set to undergo a Manchester City medical following a £18m offer from Mark Hughes' club.

Yet that money will not be earmarked for Crouch, with as much as 20 per cent of it heading in the direction of Bayern Munich - Santa Cruz's former club - as part of a sell-on clause.

Rovers are also looking to slash their wage bill - a policy revealed by chairman John Williams earlier this month - and Crouch does not fit into that approach.

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