Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that he tried to sign sought-after striker Edinson Cavani numerous times during his spell at the Etihad.
Axed manager Mancini failed to bring the Premier League back to Eastlands at the second attempt, and this ultimately cost him his job. But the Italian has now revealed that he wanted to bring the Uruguayan to the Citizens, in an attempt to try and win the title a second season in a row.
And Cavani's mother this week admitted that a move to Manchester City would be his son's preference and former manager Mancini also thinks a move to City would be the best for his career.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening news, Mancini is quoted as saying: "When I was at City I often spoke about Cavani with the management because he was somebody who could have been targeted.
"However, I don't know whether he is of interest to the club's new technical project."
And with new manager Manuel Pellegrini finally being confirmed as the man to replace to Mancini, the Chilean may not consider Cavani as the man to spearhead the attack as the Italian did.
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