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Manchester City begin plans for summer overhaul with 40m bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani
Published : 23 Feb 2013 22:42:12
City have also been pursuing the Brazilian Neymar, who is wanted, in particular, by the club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain but face losing out to Barcelona. There will be an attempted overhaul of City’s squad at the end of the season which could be more radical if Roberto Mancini is replaced as manager. Cavani is one of the most coveted strikers in Europe, as is Falcao, and Napoli have already claimed to have rejected a big offer from City for the 25-year-old Uruguayan. Mancini had first attempted to secure Falcao, even travelling to Madrid to hold talks with the Atlético Madrid striker’s representatives, but City are behind in the race. City want to sell striker Edin Dzeko who is likely to return to the Bundesliga although there has been some tentative interest from Tottenham Hotspur. City also want Joleon Lescott to leave and he could, potentially, form part of a player-plus-cash deal to try and sign Everton’s Marouane Fellaini.