Edinson Cavani’s high price tag rules him out of a move to Manchester City.
Edinson Cavani’s hopes of a move to the Premier League have been dashed after Manchester City refused to meet the Napoli striker’s £54million buy-out clause.
City have already splashed out a combined £52 million for Malaga’s Jesus Navas and Brazillian Fernandinho, with ESPN understanding that Malaga midfielder Isco is now City’s main target.
Cavani bagged 38 goals for Napoli last season and has attracted interest from numerous clubs in recent weeks including PSG and Real Madrid.
Chelsea are also pushing for the Uruguayan’s signature, with the Daily Mirror reporting that talks with the striker will be held in the next 24 hours.
Earlier in the week, Cavani told about Globo Esporte his future: “Everyone wants to play for the biggest clubs in the world, clubs with a lot of tradition.
“But nobody knows my future, I don’t know anything. I only know that I am a Napoli player. The truth is that there is nothing concrete, nothing official.”
Cavani is likely to next be in action for his country on Sunday, when Uruguay take on minnows Tahiti in their final Confederations Cup group game.