Manchester City have been alerted to the potential availability of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani after comments made by his agent raised questions over the Uruguayan’s future.
According to The Sun, City manager Roberto Mancini is a huge fan of the striker and got to watch him in action up close and personal when he played against his side in the Champions League Group Stages last season.
Cavani recently signed a new deal with the Serie A outfit at the start of the current season but The Suns report states that it contains a £51 million buy-out clause.
His agent Mino Raiola commented:
“For now Cavani will stay but I wouldn’t be so sure about that once June arrives.
“I’m sure there are clubs ready to pay that. But only five clubs in the world can afford to do that — Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain.
“You are intelligent enough on your own to understand where Cavani will play his football next season.”
However, Mancini has been told that he must sell in order to buy, which could mean the departure of one of his current quartet of strikers – Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli.
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It is one of the latter two who are likely to make way for any such transfer. Dzeko has started just three Premier League games this season whilst Balotelli’s temperament has led to speculation he could possibly be moved on at the Etihad.
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This article was first posted on January 3, 2013