City striker deal could pave way for Hammer exit

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Palermo have revealed Manchester City have made an offer for forward Edison Cavani, which could fund Palermo's move for West Ham United’s Valon Behrami.

The Italian side are preparing to lose a couple of players this summer including Cavani and young Danish star Simon Kjaer and have identified Behrami as a player they want to sign.

Napoli had appeared to be in the driving seat for the Uruguayan frontman but City are the only team to have made their interest concrete so far.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini said: “There has been no offer tabled from Napoli, however Manchester City and a few Russian sides have come forward.”

In the past Palermo have insisted Cavani is not for sale but could be tempted to part with him and bring in a couple of players if City’s bid were too good to refuse.

The Italians have made no secret their admiration of West Ham’s Swiss international as he worked with manager Delio Rossi at Lazio but could face competition from Liverpool for the midfielder.

Palermo’s sporting director Walter Sabatini told the Daily Mail: “I will do everything I can to bring Behrami to Palermo.

“I like Behrami very much, he would be an excellent reinforcement. We are trying to sign him, even if it is difficult.”

West Ham have put every player apart from Scott Parker up for sale but will hope to double the £5 million they paid for the player dubbed Swiss David Beckham who has quickly become a fans’ favourite at the Boleyn Ground.

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