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The striker could be set to join a mass exodus from Benfica following the departures Lazar Markovic, Jan Oblak and Ezequiel Garay this summer

Trabzonspor have announced they have opened talks with Oscar Cardozo after agreeing a €5.6 million fee with Benfica for the striker.

The 31-year-old still has two years remaining on his existing deal with the Portuguese club, but could be set to move to Turkey and join a mass exodus from the Estadio da Luz.

Lazar Markovic, Jan Oblak and Ezequiel Garay have already departed this summer and a statement on Trabzonspor's official website has revealed Cardozo could be the next of those to leave.

“We have begun negotiations with both Oscar Rene Cardozo and SL Benfica," read a statement released on Saturday morning.

The Paraguay international joined Benfica from Newell's Old Boys in 2007 and has since scored 73 goals in 126 appearances for the club.

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