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TuttoMercato claim that Liverpool are ready to make a €10m (£8m) offer for experienced Benfica forward Oscar Cardozo.
The Anfield side are reportedly looking to line up the Paraguayan as a strike partner for Luis Suarez and if Brendan Rodgers can pull off such a deal then he may well have the makings of a very able pairing up front.
The 29-year-old forward has been netting consistently for Benfica ever since he moved to the Lisbon club in the summer of 2007 but has enjoyed something of a prickly relationship with the club's fans who have on occasion targeted the former Newell's Old Boys star for a fair bit of abuse.
Cardozo has scored 141 goals in 226 appearances for Benfica and has scored 11 in 12 matches this term so one wonders if Liverpool could succeed in persuading boss Jorge Jesus to consider offers for their star striker, especially one of just £8m, which in today's market barely nets a club a lower league youngster.