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.”