Monaco join City’s chase for Cavani

French outfit Monaco could be set to hijack Man City’s hopes of landing Edison Cavani, reports The Mirror.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on the Napoli striker, but mega-rich Ligue 2 leaders Monaco hope that they can lure the Uruguay international to the gambling city instead.

The club’s owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev, is preparing to bankroll a major assault on Ligue 1 next season, and with Cavani’s £53.75m buyout clause seen as a viable fee for the Russian to pay, he hopes to lure one of the most coveted talents around to help the club’s cause next year.

Cavani’s mother also recently confirmed that the 26-year-old is prepared to leave Napoli and seek new challenges elsewhere, telling a radio station in Uruguay: “He told me he wants to go elsewhere and to leave Napoli, but also that one day he’d love to return to Napoli. Edi doesn’t know what will happen yet.”

Meanwhile Rybolovlev has also been linked with bringing in a new manager for the French top-flight to replace present incumbent Claudio Ranieri.

Names mooted for the role include Man City’s Roberto Mancini, and Ranieri’s fellow former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, currently plying his trade at Real Madrid.

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