Etihad Stadium side line up move for Napoli forward.
EDINSON CAVANI has put Manchester City on alert after his agent revealed he is likely to quit Napoli in the summer.
Roberto Mancini is a long-term fan of the Uruguayan forward who shone against his team in the Champions League last season.
Cavani signed a new deal with the Serie A club at the start of the season but it is believed to include a £51million buy-out clause.
And his agent, Mino Raiola, said: “For now Cavani will stay but I wouldn’t be so sure about that once June arrives.
“I’m sure there are clubs ready to pay that. But only five clubs in the world can afford to do that — Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain.
“You are intelligent enough on your own to understand where Cavani will play his football next season.”
SOURCE: The Sun
Man City boss Roberto Mancini has apparently been told that he must sell one, or more, of his current quartet of top quality strikers before he can consider making a big money move for the Uruguayan international and fortunately Edinson Cavani’s agent just happens to also represent Mario Balotelli so perhaps there is scope for the representative to help secure both deals, whilst clearly making a bundle for himself.
25 year old Napoli forward Cavani may feel that in order to continue his career progression he needs to move to a club that can challenge for major honours and the five clubs mentioned would all be keen to land such a prolific forward, even at the high price quoted.
The former Palermo man has netted 88 goals in 117 games for the San Paolo club, including 22 in 22 games this term as he looks to help Napoli secure a Champions League berth. A Serie A title challenge seems unlikely given Juventus excellent start to the campaign.
Man City have not been as fluid up front this term as they were during their Premier League title winning campaign but Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko have all been consistent marksman this term so Mario Balotelli may well be one to make way for any potential addition.
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