Manchester City were offered Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo last week.

A Bola says with injury problems for Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic, agents offered Cardozo to City for a beat-the-deadline deal.

However, City chiefs refused, deciding that at 30 years of age, Cardozo was too old to take on.

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