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.”