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Manchester City coach admits interest in Cavani

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Manchester City assistant coach Angelo Gregucci has revealed the Premier League champions would be interested in signing Napoli star Edinson Cavani, although would expect competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Cavani has established himself as one of the most fearsome strikers in Europe during his time in Naples; scoring 91 goals in 118 appearances for the Italian club.

The 25-year-old has frequently been linked with a transfer away from Napoli, with Manchester City and Chelsea previously touted as potential destinations, although a move to the Etihad Stadium would appear to be most likely.

According to Gregucci, Cavani is a player on the radar of Manchester City, but he is wary of the potential threat of Europe's other prominent clubs - claiming Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich must also be interested in the Uruguay international.

"I don't know if the club will lay siege to Napoli for Cavani, but every club with a player of the highest level will know they'll be courted by bigger clubs," Gregucci told Radio CRC.

"Mancini decides the transfer targets along with the new directors. If you ask the clubs who can afford Cavani, for example Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, then I think they'd want Cavani just as Manchester City want him."

Gregucci, however, does not believe Cavani currently has any ambition to leave Napoli, and admits Manchester City may struggle to lure him away from the club.

He added: "However, what the player wants is the predominant factor in negotiations and it seems to me that Cavani is happy at Napoli."

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