Quotes from Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentis today state the club are interested in a swap deal involving Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko and Edinson Cavani.
A delegation including De Laurentis came to England a few days ago, with the press led to believe this was regarding talks with Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez about taking over the Serie A club for next season after the departure of Walter Mazzarri.
De Laurentis was in London for the release of the film about Steve Jobs, with him being a film maker by trade, with his Sporting Director Riccardo Bigon sent to speak to Manchester City officials to broker a swap deal for Edin Dzeko and Edinson Cavani.
In an interview with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta, De Laurentis said: “I did not go to London for Benítez. You would have me appointing 15 coaches: it’s true, I’ve heard them all in the last six months and I’m aware.
“Yesterday I was in London with Andrea Chiavelli and Riccardo Bigon for a simple reason: I have to prepare for the release of the film about Steve Jobs. However, I told Bigon: ‘Go to City and take the chance to negotiate over Dzeko and see what they are willing to do for Cavani.’
Cavani would be a huge coup for City, who are looking to stengthen their side after allowing local rivals Manchester United to win the Premier League trophy back off them this season.
The Uruguayan International has scored a massive 78 goals in 104 games for Napoli since joining the club for a reported £15 million from Palermo in 2010.