Now there are numerous reports in Italy and England that the 29-year-old striker will arrive at the Stadio Olimpico before 2010 is out.
Roque Santa Cruz is expected to join Lazio on loan from Manchester Cit澳门外围投注y in the next few days.
The deal would see Lazio pay €300,000 for a six-month loan and the option to buy线上足球投注 at the end of the season for €3m.
The striker had already been very close to this transfer during the summer, but negotiations collapsed at the last minute.
Lazio had also been linked with Hugo Almeida, but the Werder Bremen forward has of六合投注网站ficially joined Besiktas in Turkey.
The Paraguayan would reinforce the front line of the squad currently joint second in Serie A.