Black Cats knocked back after audacious bid.
Sunderland had an amazing bid for £50 million rated Napoli star Edinson Cavani turnd down, according to The Express.
The club’s new director of football, Roberto De Fanti, had targeted the Uruguayan hitman as a top target and tried to lure him to the Stadium of Light after Paolo Di Canio had ordered a shake up of the club’s scouting network following the sacking of chief scout Bryan ‘pop’ Robson.
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Chairman Ellis Short has stated that he will back Di Canio with cash in the transfer market this summer to ensure the club avoid a repeat of this season and steer clear of the drop zone.
However, the negotiations were ended quickly by the player’s agent when they were told that Cavani had no interest in joining Sunderland and had much more appealing offers on the table should he decide to move on.
Both Manchester City and PSG are said to be in the driving seat to land Serie A’s top scorer with City reportedly offering Edin Dzeko in part exchange.
It was thought that PSG had agreed a deal to sign him two weeks ago, but that rumour was quickly put to be by the club.