City priced out of move for Cavani, Suarez emerges as alternative.
Manchester City are expected to turn their attention to Liverpool star Luis Suarez after being priced out of a move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.
According to The Express, City have made it clear that they are not willing to meet the €63m release clause in Cavani’s contract, thus paving a way for favourites Real Madrid to land their target.
However, new boss Manuel Pellegrini is adamant that the club will bolster their attacking options this summer, with Malaga ace Isco linked with a switch to the Etihad.
Nevertheless, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has emerged as another possible option, despite his desire to quit England after what he believes was over-intrusion and unwarranted criticism from the English press.
Liverpool are said to be reluctant to sell the Uruguayan international, but the latest speculation suggests that they would be willing to listen to offers as they look for a big profit on their £23m outlay on the striker.
Real Madrid are said to be monitoring the situation, but are also rivalling City for the signing of Isco, with the Spanish starlet expected to make the move to the Bernabeu.
If that deal is confirmed and Cavani opts for a move to Spain, then Suarez may well find himself left out in the cold and contemplating his next move.
While it would appear at this stage that he is adamant on a move away from Anfield, should the interest dry up and City emerge as the only interested party, it may well signal a change of heart from the 26-year-old.