Napoli admits Cavani-Dzeko swap interest

Manchester City forward Edin DzekoNapoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis would be interested in letting Edinson Cavani join Manchester City in a swap deal with Edin Dzeko.

The film producer jetted into London on Monday with speculation suggesting he was looking to try and entice Chelsea’s outgoing interim manager Rafa Benitez to the Serie A club as a replacement for Walter Mazzarri.

However De Laurentiis revealed the reason for his UK visit was to discuss an upcoming new film, although he admitted that he dispatched the club’s sporting director Riccardo Bigon to Manchester to discuss the possibility of Dzeko being allowed to leave City with Cavani moving to the Etihad Stadium in part-exchange this summer.

“I did not go to London for Benitez, you would have me take 15 coaches: it’s true, I heard about them all in the last six months,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Yesterday [Monday] I was in London with Chiavelli and Bigon and for a simple reason: I have to prepare for the release of the film on Steve Jobs.

“Though, I told Bigon: ‘Go to City and have a moment to negotiate Dzeko and what they are willing to do for Cavani’.”

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