Arsenal and United to battle it out for £12 million South American striker

Arsenal and Manchester United are to battle it out for Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz. The Paraguay international has been linked with several moves away from Rovers in recent weeks as speculation mounts that he will leave the club following the departure of Mark Hughes last week. (Mail on Sunday)

The former Bayern Munich striker has lit up the Premier League this season with his magnificent performances, scoring over 20 goals for Rovers in the process. Both Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are willing to pay as much as £12 million for the striker, although Ferguson may use Louis Saha as bait in the deal.

I personally think Santa Cruz may end up at Arsenal. I feel he would have a better chance of more game time their considering United already have Tevez and Rooney whereas the Gunners only have Adebayor. It will be intriguing to see who he joins, if he indeed he does leave Blackburn.