Eastlands coach says deal for Stadio Friuli is off.
Manchester City will pursue Napoli trio Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi after losing out on Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez was the subject of a £35million bid from Inter Milan last week and City coach Attilio Lombardo has confirmed the Blues will look elsewhere for future signings.
Manager Roberto Mancini will, instead, turn their attentions to Napoli as they have a host of stars who could move to Eastlands in the near future.
Edinson Cavani, 24, could be a possible replacement for Carlos Tevez who looks likely to leave Eastlands this summer. He will cost around £18.7million.
Mancini could also make a move for his team-mate Ezequiel Lavezzi. The Argentine international can play as striker or a wide man and is available for around £18.6million.
The Eastlands boss is also after more flair and creativity in his midfield and sees AC Milan target Marek Hamsik as the ideal player.
The 23-year-old will cost £24.1million but could form an exciting partnership with David Silva.
Lombardo is adamant the deal for Sanchez is finished – for now – but welcomes any attempts to sign the Napoli trio.
“It’s true we did track Sanchez, but I think this player is more suited to an Italian club right now,” Lombardo told Radio Crc.
“I hope there can be some negotiations between Napoli and Manchester City, especially as I’d see one of their three forwards would really suit City.
“The trio of Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi would bring success to any club.
“Napoli have very strong players, but I doubt they’d release Hamsik and Cavani at the same time.
“Manchester City are tracking many players because this club wants to do well, to win and to become the most important side in Europe. Napoli have good players, so that is why we are looking at them.”