Last Updated: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:02
New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is looking to try and replace Carlos Tevez with Benfica hitman Oscar Cardozo.
Pellegrini is yet to make a signing since he was unveiled as the new manager of the Citizens, although the club did secure the services of Jesus Navas and Fernandinho prior to his appointment.
The former Malaga boss saw controversial frontman Tevez leave the club earlier in the week as he put pen to paper on a deal with Italian champions Juventus.
The 59-year-old is eager to put his own stamp on the team and help push the club back towards a Premier League title while also enjoying a successful campaign in the Champions League.
Cardozo has emerged as his number one target after the Paraguayan was involved in a high-profile bust-up with current boss Jorge Jesus, opening the door for a possible move.
The former Newell's Old Boys man is rated at £16.5million but the Etihad Stadium club are thought to be prepared to part with the cash.
His agent said: "Benfica know the situation and now it is in their hands. There has always been interest from the Premier League - but now this is real interest."
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