Uruguayan seemingly open to Etihad Stadium switch.
MANCHESTER CITY have been boosted in their pursuit of Napoli hit-man Edinson Cavani.
Last week the Italian side’s sporting director Riccardo Bigon stated that the Uruguay star is not for sale.
But Cavani himself has hinted that the club would be more open to a transfer than they are letting on.
The 25-year-old believes that Napoli’s tough stance could merely be a plot to earn as much as they can from their prize asset.
“This is football, I think the [Napoli] president [Aurelio De Laurentiis] is a little… likes to play with the numbers,” he is reported to have told Uruguayan website Subraydo.
“I think that regardless of whether an offer will come in or not, the chance to sit down and talk will come and he will do that calmly.
“He will use his head, he is a very good businessman and it will all be worked out.”
SOURCE: Daily Star
Quite why Man City need attacking reinforcements is beyond me but these comments from Uruguayan international Edinson Cavani do not exactly close the door on a move away from Napoli and that may well alert Roberto Mancini into action. The Etihad Stadium side clearly have the money to land the 25 year old and a bid may now be in the offing.
The Naples side lost Ezequiel Lavezzi to PSG in a £20.8m deal yesterday and perhaps this has left Cavani feeling that his Serie A side may not be able to match his ambitions.
Napoli did not qualify for the Champions League for the coming season and that may well play havoc with the club’s hopes of keeping their star performers this summer.
If Mancini is to bring in another forward then perhaps moves are afoot to sell either Carlos Tevez or Edin Dzeko? It would be unlikely that the Italian would consider for one second selling Sergio Aguero or Mario Balotelli this summer.