City chasing 'priceless' Arsenal and Tottenham target

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Manchester City coach Attillio Lombardo has revealed that City are chasing Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, amongst a host of players from the Serie A side.

"I hope there can be some negotiations between Napoli and Manchester City, especially as I'd see one of their three forwards would really suit City," Lombardo told reporters.

"The trio of Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi would bring success to any club.”

Cavani in particular has been a long standing target for City, as well as Arsenal and Tottenham.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly feels that Cavani would fit well into the side, after the Frenchman sent scouts to watch the Uruguayan score a hat trick in a 4-3 victory over Lazio. But while Wenger was impressed with Cavani’s form, the £25 million price tag slapped on the star may turn Arsenal off signing the player, the Metro says.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have been sketchy on what sort of budget they’re looking at over the summer. Though they also had scouts at the Lazio game to watch Cavani, and Harry Redknapp has reportedly taken a personal liking to the player, without being able to offer Champions League football, Tottenham are becoming a long shot to secure Cavani’s signature.

But City have the budget that Tottenham and Arsenal both lack to pay whatever it takes to secure their players, and they will have to cough up big, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis telling reporters that they would be holding onto Cavani for as long as possible.

“How much is Cavani worth? Cavani is priceless. He is not for sale. I wouldn’t sell him for €100 million,” De Laurentiis told reporters recently.

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