• Premier League

Cardozo linked with City move

ESPN staff
June 28, 2013
Oscar Cardozo is rumoured to have fallen out with Benfica coach Jorge Jesus © PA Photos

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.

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.

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