Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that he tried hard to land the signature of Edinson Cavani during his time at the Etihad Stadium.

The Napoli striker remains a target of English clubs including Chelsea and City but Mancini admits he certainly was a transfer target during his Eastlands rein.

"When I was at City I often spoke about Cavani with the management. I often talked with the board about Edinson because he interested us a lot," he said.

"Cavani was somebody who could have been targeted. I don't know whether he is of interest in the club's new technical project."

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