City set to lose out on Cavani?
- 01 June 2013 08:56
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
Another day, another Edinson Cavani story.
This one really isn’t going anywhere, with the latest chapter suggesting that Chelsea will attempt to gazump City’s offer by including Fernando Torres as part of any deal.
Now that Rafa Benitez has officially taken over at Napoli, the Daily Mail report that the Stamford Bridge outfit could offer their departed manager the chance to be reunited with the striker he worked with at Liverpool and Chelsea.
Lee Bryan writes: “After missing out on Monaco-bound Falcao, Mourinho has switched his attention to bringing in Uruguayan striker Cavani - a long-term target of Manchester City’s.
“Cavani’s release clause stands at 60million Euros (£54m) and City are prepare to offer Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko as part of a deal to bring the 26-year-old to the Etihad Stadium.
“But Chelsea know that new Napoli boss Rafael Benitez would love to work with Fernando Torres for a third time and will offer him as a 30m Euro (£25.7m) makeweight, report Gazzetta dello Sport.”
Staying in Italy, there is also a new name being added to the list of City’s alleged summer transfer targets – in the shape of Lazio’s Hernanes.
The midfielder has one year left on his contract with the Rome-based side.
Website ForzaItalianFootball.com explains: “The Brazilian has attracted a whole host of admirers from sides around Europe including AC Milan and Tottenham.
“However, Gazzetta dello Sport are now reporting that the Sky Blues are in pole position to sign the twenty eight year old after the former Sao Paulo man refused to renew his contract until 2017.”
Finally, City youngster Abdi Ibrahim has reportedly been speaking of his desire to work with Arsene Wenger.
The Norwegian is currently on loan at Stromsgodset, but has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, with Liverpool said to be another interested party.
“Ibrahim is believed to be in talks with officials at City and is focused on playing in the Under 21 European Championships this summer, but admits he is pleased to be linked with a move to Arsenal,” reports Adrian Back on IBTimes.co.uk.
"I'm very flattered to be linked with Arsenal, I grew up as an Arsenal fan and my hero was Patrick Vieira when he was playing there," Ibrahim told Sky Sports.
"I would be very honoured to play for Arsenal and it would be all my dreams come true to work with Arsene Wenger.”
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