Cheeky Boro bid for Man City misfit striker Santa Cruz fails
21:30 GMT, 30 July 2012
Middlesbrough have failed to sign Roque Santa Cruz, 30, from Manchester City.
The experienced centre-forward has been left stranded by Roberto Mancini while the first-team have jetted off on a pre-season tour.
No go: Roque Santa Cruz will not move to Middlesbrough
But it's not all bad news for Boro, who are finalising a deal for Bristol Rovers’ Mustapha Carayol, 23.
They are also giving trials to Brazilian midfielders Dudu, 23, and Carlos Correa, 31.