Two more strikers on Chelsea radar

Oscar Cardozo is a powerfully built 29-year old striker currently playing for Benfica in Portugal. At 6 ft 4 inches, he has the stature to fill the gap left by the departure of Didier Drogba. He knows how to finish as well, beating Porto’s Radamel Falcao to be Portugal’s top scorer in the 2009-2010 season.

He repeated his feat last season, so it is unsurprising that Europe’s top teams are interested. Chelsea and Everton have been linked with a move for Cardozo, but super rich French side Paris Saint-Germain have stolen a march on the English clubs.

PSG are trying to break into Europe’s elite and they are preparing an offer of around £15 million for the Paraguayan international, Talksport reports.

Alexandre Pato of AC Milan is just 22-years old and has been with the Italian club since 2007. He is under contract with Milan until 2014, but has spoken of his wish to play in the Premier league.

“I love English football. I have friends who play for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. At the moment I have a real taste for playing in the UK.”

Pato is in London preparing to represent Brazil at the Olympic Games. He went on to tell reporters that he was happy to stay at Milan until his contract ends, but it is unlikely that the club would be willing to lose him for nothing.

He has 19 full team caps for Brazil and has scored 7 goals for them. He has also got 51 league goals from his 113 games for Milan. It might not take too much to persuade the striker to cut short his time in Italy. His good friend David Luiz could put a word in for Chelsea.


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