Manchester City are ready to smash their wage bill by offering Napoli striker Edinson Cavani a staggering £13.3 million per year deal, according to The Daily Mail.
Roberto Mancini looks ready to strengthen his squad for next season as the blue half of Manchester prepare a squad capable of reclaiming the Premier League title from champions elect, Manchester United.
It is thought City will have to battle with Spanish giants Real Madrid for the player's signature, as both clubs are keen to bolster their attacking line-up and the Uruguayan is on the top of both club's summer transfer wishlist.
City have already made the first step in their pursuit for Cavani, by holding talks with the player's representatives over the course of the last few weeks.
It is understood that personal terms are close to being agreed, with City ready to offer Cavani a whopping £256,000 per week to move to the Etihad stadium in a switch that would make him the club's highest paid player.
If this deal goes through, Cavani would be the highest paid player in the Premier League as his contract would be worth more than Carlos Tevez's and Wayne Rooney's, both of whom are on around £250,000 per week.
Cavani and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao are two of the hottest properties in world football, with several clubs chasing the prolific forwards.
Napoli have put a massive £52 million release clause in Cavani's contract, but City are confident they can strike a deal cheaper than that.
Mancini has been open this year about his lack of strength up front and this summer he is expected to bring in a couple of new strikers that could bring an end to Eden Dzeko's and maybe Carlos Tevez's time in Manchester.
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