City still keep tabs on Cavani

Manchester City’s defensive coach Angelo Gregucci has reaffirmed

the club’s interest in Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and says it is

too soon to discuss manager Roberto Mancini’s future.

Mancini has previously expressed an admiration for Cavani, who

is regarded as one of the most potent forwards in world


Napoli have recently insisted it will cost ?60million to

persuade them to sell, although the Uruguay international said he

is unsure where he will be playing next season.

Chelsea and Real Madrid are other clubs to have been linked with

Cavani, and Gregucci says there is no ‘exclusive’ deal for City to

sign the player.

“He is an important player and any club which wants to be better

must look at players like him,” Gregucci told Radio Crc.

“Mancini has expressed his appreciation for Cavani, but there is

no ‘exclusive’ for City.”

Reports have suggested that a deal for Cavani would prompt the

summer departure of Edin Dzeko, but Gregucci would not be drawn on

whether the Bosnian striker would be sold.

He added: “Dzeko is an important player too and, at the moment,

it seems inappropriate to speak of the market.”

City’s faltering defence of their Premier League title has also

raised questions over the future of Mancini at the Etihad


Gregucci commented: “Mancini has a contract with City, we will

see at the end of the season.”