Manchester City coach Angelo Gregucci has confirmed the Citizens are planning a summer move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.
The Premier League champions need a new striker now that Mario Balotelli has completed his switch to AC Milan, and everything suggests the Uruguayan forward has become their number one target.
Speaking to Italian radio station Radio Kiss Kiss, Manchester City coach Angelo Gregucci has stated he expects the Citizens would face a stiff competition for the player’s signature.
“City will definitely have competition for Cavani, who is dominating the Italian league with his goals and sacrifices for the team and whose contract has a £55m buy-out clause.
“Edinson is scoring a huge number of goals this season, and it will be difficult for City to take him. The ten biggest clubs in Europe all have Cavani in their sights.”
The highly rated striker yesterday hinted that El Clasico rivals might have the upper hand, but there is every chance that the Azzurri will sell to the highest bidder.
Napoli are not prepared to consider any offer below the aforementioned release clause, but £55 million could be a just price for such a high-quality player.
Cavani’s goalscoring record at San Paolo basically speaks for itself, with the Urguayan bagging 67 goals in 90 Serie A appearances for the club.