Eastlands outfit keen to add more firepower to their attack next season.
Big-spending Premier League giants Manchester City face stiff competition this summer in order to land their number one striking target, Napoli front man Edinson Cavani, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The recently dethroned top-flight champions will look to rebuild their first-team squad at the Etihad Stadium come the end of the season in order to mount a stronger challenge to new Premier League title holders Manchester United next campaign.
And top of head coach Roberto Mancini’s wish list is understood to be a new forward who can net the goals to help the mega-rich club get their hands back on the title, as well as start competing in the Champions League.
That attacker is believed to be Uruguay international Cavani, one of the Continent’s most prolific and in-form strikers, whose contract in Naples runs until May 2017 and has a buy-out clause of £53 million.
However, with an incredible 98 goals in all competitions in only 134 appearances for the high-flying Serie A outfit since joining them from Palermo three years ago, City would be buying a player who will all but guarantee them goals, and what’s more, lots of them.