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Premier League clubs 'keen on Cardozo'

June 28, 2013
By ESPN staff

Benfica's Oscar Cardozo is interesting Premier League clubs, his agent has said, amid rumours that the striker has had a falling-out with coach Jorge Jesus.

Oscar Cardozo celebrates after putting Benfica in front against Fenerbahce
GettyImagesCardozo's agent says there is 'real interest'

Cardozo, 30, caught the eye with 26 goals for the Portuguese runners-up last season, and speculation has suggested that Manchester City could sign him for around €20 million.

"Benfica knows the situation and now the subject is in their hands," agent Pedro Aldave told Sky Sports. "There has always been interest from Premier League - but now this is real interest."

New City manager Manuel Pellegrini is also thought to be considering moves for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez – who wants to leave the Allianz Arena – and Sevilla star Alvaro Negredo.

Pellegrini has seen Carlos Tevez move to Juventus, while Roque Santa Cruz has become a free agent after his contract expired.