Cardozo is sparking interest from several European clubs.
With Liverpool and Chelsea both looking to improve up-front this summer both have turned to Benfica hit-man Oscar Cardozo, according to talkSPORT.
The Paraguayan has been strongly linked with a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce after a bust-up with manager Jorge Jesus made it obvious Cardozo would be leaving Portugal.
However, the Turks have hit a stumbling block with Benfica’s refusal to accept offers of anything less than £14.5m for the forward and president Aziz Yildirim has admitted the fee is too much for the club.
“Cardozo is a great player, but we have to consider the interests of the club, and see if there is a club who will pay £14.5m for a 30-year-old,” Yildirim was quoted by talkSPORT.
There have been several questions marks raised over the age of Cardozo, as his ability is undeniable having scored 31 goals in 46 appearances for Benfica in 2012/13.
However, with the Paraguay international entering his 30s it would be a concern for both Liverpool and Chelsea that Cardozo would not be a long-term fixture in the side.
The Reds are planning for life without top-scorer Luis Suarez with the Uruguayan disillusioned with life in England and seemingly a target for Real Madrid.
Returning manager at Stamford Bridge Jose Mourinho has a similar problem at the Blues, with attacking options limited and the 50-year-old’s desire to move troubled striker Fernando Torres on.
Similarly Mourinho may be casting his mind back to when Chelsea last signed a forward approaching 30 when Andriy Shevchenko joined in 2006 – and we all know how well that went!