West Ham could suffer yet another striker snub with Barcelona lining up a move for Oscar Cardozo.

As reported by talkSPORT Sam Allardyce is in the market for another striker to offer competition for Andy Carroll and Modibo Maiga.

And while his pursuit of Fabio Quagliarella appears to be on the verge of failure - another target is now in danger of passing him by.

Prolific Paraguay international Cardozo has been linked with the Hammers all summer with a Benfica departure on the cards for him.

Zenit St Petersburg and Lyon are also eying the hitman - but they could all be blown out of the water now Barcelona have joined the race.

According to reports in Spain new manager Tito Martino who sold David Villa to Atletico Madrid in July is still hoping to add one more striker to his glittering forward line.