West Ham set for transfer disappointment

Oscar CardozoBenfica striker Oscar Cardozo is set to disappoint West Ham by staying with the Portuguese giants, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The Paraguayan ace was strongly linked with a summer move to Upton Park, with Sam Allardyce believed to have been keen to lure him to the Premier League.

But, a deal could not be agreed before the transfer deadline passed, leaving Cardozo in Lisbon.

Despite having since swooped for free agent Mladen Petric, ‘Big Sam’ is still thought to be an admirer of the South American, and could launch another move for his signature in January.

However, the 30-year-old – who was rumoured to be unsettled in Portugal – is now set to stay at the Estadio da Luz after settling his differences with the club.

Cardozo was also being tracked by Cardiff and has previously been linked with Chelsea.

West Ham are currently low on central attacking options, with big money arrival Andy Carroll set for an extended spell on the sidelines through injury.

Modibo Maiga was Allardyce’s only orthodox option prior to Petric’s arrival, but even with the duo available to him he is believed to be looking to bolster his front line.

The Londoners have also been linked with a move to re-sign Carlton Cole after releasing him at the end of last season.

West Ham fans, do you need another striker? Or will Modibo Maiga, Mladen Petric and Andy Carroll be enough?

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