Champions move step closer to landing coveted attacker.
Manchester City have stepped up attempts to bring in-demand Napoli striker Edinson Cavani to the Etihad stadium at the end of the season, says the Daily Mail.
The Uruguay international is renowned throughout the Continent as being one of the most prolific and deadly marksmen currently plying their trade in Planet Football, with perhaps only Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie comparable as out-and-out strikers.
However, City head coach Roberto Mancini is not the only manager at present trying to sign the 26-year-old forward, with the Italian competing for his signature with the likes of fellow big-spending European outfits Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
And, Cavani is not expected to come cheap, either, as with a contract at Napoli that runs until the summer of 2017 and a reported buyout clause of £52 million, City are going to need to smash the British transfer record in order to land their No 1 target of the summer.
But, 146 goals in just 278 games in an eight-year career to date prove that the red-hot frontman is worth every penny.