Bayern Munich have confirmed Roque Santa Cruz is to leave the club.

Blackburn and Manchester City, along with Portuguese champions Porto, are interested in signing the Paraguayan striker.

Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted he expects Santa Cruz to leave Bayern by the end of the week.

“I expect Roque to have left us by the weekend,” Rummenigge told Premiere television.

“That is the reason he is not playing. Porto and a couple of English clubs are interested.”