City have publicly expressed their desire to sign the Napoli forward, and Cavani has hinted his wish to move on from the Italian club.
It could well be the fault of City’s strikers for missing out on retaining the Premier League trophy this year.
Roberto Mancini’s options upfront have all been misfiring, scoring 30 goals less than last season.
The likes of Aguero and Tevez look shadows of the players they were last season.
Cavani has a £50M buy-out clause that City aren’t willing to trigger.
Instead, Edin Dzeko, who has arguably been their best forward for a small part of this season, will be offered as sweetener to the £33M deal.
Meanwhile, Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho has revealed his desire to join the former Champions in this summer’s transfer window.
The Ukrainian side want City to cough up at least £40M, but City are driving a hard bargain and demand a fee closer to the £20M mark.