City to drop Sanchez interest

City have already lodged an offer for Sanchez, but Italian giants
Inter Milan and Juventus are also in talks with Udinese. Udinese
would seemingly rather take City’s cash, but the indications from
Italy have been that the player would prefer to remain in Serie A
at this point. The 22-year-old Chilean is rated as one of the
finest young forwards in world football, but City feel he looks set
to stay in Italy. “It’s true we did track Sanchez, but I think this
player is more suited to an Italian club right now,” City coach
Lombardo told Radio Crc in his homeland. It now remains to be seen
whether City will continue to push for Sanchez, or if they switch
their attentions elsewhere – possibly to Napoli. Lombardo, one of
City boss Roberto Mancini’s trusted right-hand men, revealed that
the club have a long-standing interest in Napoli’s highly-rated
trio of Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi. He also
admitted that he hoped City could strike a deal to sign one of them
in the near future. “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,” said Lombardo. “The trio of
Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi would bring
success to any club. “Napoli have very strong players, but I doubt
they’d release Hamsik and Cavani at the same time. “Manchester City
are tracking many players because this club wants to do well, to
win and to become the most important side in Europe. Napoli have
good players, so that is why we are looking at them.”