Report: Irons eye Benfica duo


West Ham may be ready to launch a dual swoop on Benfica for front line duo Oscar Cardoza and Rodrigo Lima.

Co chairman David Gold has made it clear that striker options are top of the Irons agenda this summer and the pair may fit the bill.

With premier League safety the scouts are hard at work and according to TalkSport reports in Portugal suggest the club had scouts in attendance for Benfica’s game against Vitoria de Setuba on Sunday night.

Paraguay international Cardozo, 30, has scored 68 goals in 116 games since his move to Lisbon in 2007.

The club is also believed to be tracking his Brazilian strike partner Lima, who has already scored 14 goals in 29 games this season.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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