MANCINI CHOOSES ROBIN
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has hinted that the club would not be making a move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani after the excessive demands by the Italian club.
He has said that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is a much more suitable target for the club given that his transfer fee would be relatively low. It has been a shift in the transfer policy for Manchester City after winning their first major title in form of the Premier league.
They believe that they need not pay over the odds to bring in the best quality players. As a result, they are not added to pay more than £ 15 million for Robin van Persie.
This figure would nowhere be closer to the valuation of Edinson Cavani by his club Napoli. It is thought that the Uruguay ace is being valued at close to € 70 million by the Italian club. As a result, even the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea would be priced out of a move for the Uruguay international. Even though Roberto Mancini is a big admirer of Edinson Cavani, he has all but ruled out a possible move for the Uruguay striker.
"Who would I choose between Van Persie and Cavani? The Dutchman is a champion, while the Uruguayan has everything and I wanted to take him to Inter Milan when he played at Palermo. But to take him at the current price is impossible and Van Persie is a different matter altogether. Chiellini? I thought about him last year, not now. There are many other options. Thiago Silva? AC Milan will not sell him. Kolarov? I would like to keep him even though he didn't play that much in the last few months and that is a difficult situation for him to accept," Mancini said.