Lazio's Move For Manchester City Striker Roque Santa Cruz On Hold - Report

Roque Santa Cruz's transfer from Manchester City to Lazio is being held up by wages, and a will from the Premier League club not to sell, according to Italian reports.
Lazio's move for Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has hit a snag on the day he was due to have his medical with the Italian side.

According to Sky Sport Italia, City seem reluctant to sell the hitman in light of developments with Robinho's Milan move.

Lazio had reached an agreement with City and the player over a deal, but it seems the Premier League side have made a u-turn on their Italian promise.

Cruz and his agent were expected in Rome this morning for a medical with Lazio, but neither the player nor agent turned up, according to

Neither club have confirmed the situation as things stand.

La Gazzetta dello Sport
are now reporting the deal is being held up by wage concerns. Cruz earns around €2 million per annum at City, but Lazio are offering €1.5m.

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