Napoli striker is on Etihad Stadium club’s radar.
Manchester City assistant Angelo Gregucci says the Premier League Champions want to bring Edinson Cavani to the Etihad.
The Napoli forward has become one of the finest strikers in European football in recent seasons and has scored 16 Serie A goals in 16 appearances so far this term.
Cavani added a few million to his price tag with a sensational hattrick as Napoli beat Roma 4-1 at the weekend.
And according to City’s defensive coach, boss Roberto Mancini is keen to add the Uruguayan to his squad.
“I don’t know if the club will lay siege to Napoli for Cavani, but every club with a player of the highest level will know they’ll be courted by bigger clubs,” Gregucci told Radio CRC.
“Mancini decides the transfer targets along with the new directors. If you ask the clubs who can afford Cavani, for example Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, then I think they’d want Cavani just as Manchester City want him.
“However, what the player wants is the predominant factor in negotiations and it seems to me that Cavani is happy at Napoli.”
Despite interest in Cavani, Gregucci praised controversial striker Mario Balotelli, who was involved in a well-publicised training ground bust-up with Mancini last week.
Gregucci insisted that the 22-year-old Italian was a ‘treasure’ and had a big future at Eastlands.
He added: “Mario has huge potential and is a treasure for our football. As for the recent events, I’d prefer not to talk about them so as not to make too much of it.
“Seeing him train, though, I think Mario should be included in the world’s top 10 strikers.”
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