Napoli Confirm Official Man City Approach for Striker Edinson Cavani

Napoli officials have met with City to discuss Cavani deal.

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Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that the club have spoken with Manchester City about their interest in star player Edinson Cavani, according to Sky Sports.

De Laurentiis was said to be in London discussing an approach for Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez, though he denies this and says he was there to work on a film as part of his role as a film producer.

However, he apparently instructed his sporting director Riccardo Bigon to meet with City to discuss the possible transfer of Cavani to the Etihad Stadium.

Napoli are prepared to sell their in-demand striker, who is also wanted by Chelsea and Real Madrid, but they want City’s Edin Dzeko in return for the Uruguayan hit man.

“I did not go to London for Benitez,” he said. “Yesterday [Monday] I was in London with Chiavelli and Bigon and for a simple reason: I have to prepare for the release of the film on Steve Jobs.

“Though, I told Bigon: ‘Go to City and have a moment to negotiate Dzeko and what they are willing to do for Cavani’.”

Cavani is a prime target for City this summer, after scoring 38 goals in all competitions this season, and they want him to fire them back to Premier League glory next year.

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