Santa Cruz to leave Malaga?

Roque Santa Cruz is being linked with a move away from Malaga during the January transfer window, according to El Desmarque.

The Andalusians are now regarded as a selling club, owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani having withdrawn his financial backing of the team two years ago, and consequently see the next window as a good opportunity to listen to offers.

It follows a fine opening to the season for Javi Gracia’s men, who have got the team off to their best-ever start in the top flight with 27 points from the 15 games played.

Malaga director of football Mario Husillos has admitted there have been enquiries about the Paraguayan international.

“We have only received firm offers for two players, who are Roque Santa Cruz and Ezequiel Rescaldani,” said the Argentine.

Santa Cruz has a contract with the Costa del Sol outfit until June 2016 and has scored 21 goals in 89 official games since joining from Manchester City in August 2012, initially on loan.

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