By Chris Wright
According to Sky Sports Italia, Manchester City have lodged a £19 million bid for Palermo striker Edinson Cavani.
Rosanero president Maurizio Zamparini confirmed yesterday that City (as well as their Premier League rivals Tottenham) were sniffing around the Uruguayan star, telling Rete Rete 24;
“I can see Cavani as doing really well in England. His physical characteristics suit the Premier League, both Manchester City and Tottenham are on him.”
However, it now seems that it is Roberto Mancini‘s side that have been first out of the blocks in the race to sign up the 23-year-old, who has only just signed a contract extension (until 2014) at the Italian club.
The former Danubio forward managed 13 goals in the Italian league last season, helping the Sicilian club secure a fifth-placed finish in Serie A.
Looks like City would be getting themselves one hell of a player…