Paraguayan ace piquing English interest.
The agent of Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo has suggested that there is significant interest in the player coming from England, according to Sky Sports.
Reports in England have suggested that he is being considered as a serious target by Manchester City following Carlos Tevez’s departure to Juventus earlier this week.
The 30-year-old bagged 30 goals in all competitions last season as they finished runners up in both the Portuguese League and the Europa League but his days at the club could be numbered after a high profile falling out with coach Jorge Jesus.
Manuel Pellegini is known to be in the market for a new striker but he may have to cough up somewhere in the region of €20m (£17.1m) to land the Paraguayan international.
“Benfica knows the situation and now the subject is in their hands,” Cardozo’s agent, Pedro Aldave, told Sky Sports.
“There has always been interest from Premier League but now this is real interest.”
City are also said to be interested in Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez as well as Alvaro Negredo of Sevilla and Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo.
Cardozo has an impressive record of scoring 161 goals in 260 appearances for the Lisbon giants since joining from Argentinian club Newell’s Old Boys in 2007.