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Napoli reveal Manchester City's £29m bid for Cavani

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Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that Manchester City failed with a £29m bid for their former star striker Edinson Cavani during the summer.

City, under the guidance of new manager Manuel Pellegrini, splashed the cash during the transfer window in a bid to once again challenge for the Premier League title.

But they failed in their attempts to land the Uruguayan Cavani - with the striker joining French side PSG for a reported £53m.

Speaking on Sky Sports News ahead of Napoli's Champions League match against Arsenal, De Laurentiis said: "Cavani, Manchester City visited me in Rome.

"But they just offered, I don't remember exactly, but around 35 million [euros] so I didn't accept - there was a high level of interest."

26-year-old Cavani scored 78 league goals in 104 appearances for Napoli and was on the radar of several of Europe's biggest teams over the summer.

City signed forward Alvaro Negredo for £20m from Sevilla whilst also capturing Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina for a fee of £22m. Other additions including Fernandinho from Shakhtar and Jesus Navas from Sevilla.

But it would seem it was Cavani who was their number one target.

Cavani has since scored three goals in six appearances for his new side in the French capital since arriving from Italy.

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