Man City scrambling as Real Madrid make opening Cavani move

Manchester City are scrambling to stay in the race for Edinson Cavani as Real Madrid made a serious push for the Napoli star this week.

The Daily Mail says Bernabeu executives have opened talks with Cavani's advisors over a money-spinning swoop.

The Uruguay striker is Roberto Mancini's No 1 target with the Italian desperate for more firepower since losing Mario Balotelli to AC Milan.

The Real delegation are said to have made abundantly clear their intentions to land the player.

The news provides a major obstacle in City's attempts to sign Cavani, who has a £52million release clause written into his contract.

Napoli insist he will not be allowed to leave without a club meeting that release clause.

 
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