Etihad Stadium club to meet buyout clause figure to capture Uruguayan striker.
Manchester City are to meet the £54million buyout clause figure in striker Edinson Cavani’s Napoli contract to ensure they get their man in the summer.
Etihad Stadium manager Roberto Mancini has made signing Cavani his number one priority in the summer as he looks to save his job following a disappointing season in defence of the Premier League title.
And, according to the Sunday Express, Manchester City will shell out £54million – the figure that triggers the right to speak to Cavani – in order to beat off competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid, who are also keen on signing the Uruguayan international forward.
City considered an approach in the January transfer window but will ensure they get their man in the summer, with Cavani seen as the ideal replacement for Mario Balotelli, who joined AC Milan in January, and Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez, who could both be offloaded at the end of the season.
Mancini is also considering moves to sign Atletico Madrid’s Colombian goalscoring machine Radamel Falcao as well as Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the summer to ensure there is no repeat of this season in which City have struggled to match rivals Manchester United and make an impact in the Champions League.