Top-flight title holders keen to bring Cavani to the Ethiad.
Premier League champions Manchester City will step up their attempts to sign Napoli’s in-demand forward Edinson Cavani at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mail.
City head coach Roberto Mancini has been tracking the prolific Uruguay international for some time now and was considering making a move for the player in the recent January transfer window, only to be scared off by the £52 million release clause in his contract.
However, the club now realise that they cannot afford to make the same mistake as they did last summer in allowing their number-one transfer target, Robin van Persie, to escape their clutches when the Dutchman joined arch-rivals Manchester United instead of City.
As a result, City are prepared to meet Napoli’s massive asking price for the 25-year-old front man, who is currently the top scorer in Serie A with 18 goals, although Mancini knows that the club will have to fight off competition from the likes of European heavyweights Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain if they are to secure the coveted forward’s signature.
And, in order to fund the purchase, City are prepared to offload Bosnia forward Edin Dzeko for £25m come the end of the season.