Wednesday June 1 2011
Man City: 'We want Napoli stars'

Manchester City scout Attilio Lombardo gives up on Alexis Sanchez, but admits “we're interested in Napoli's forwards.”

Roberto Mancini's former Sampdoria teammate has joined his coaching staff at Eastlands and commented on Radio Crc about various transfer links.

“I hope there can be some negotiations between Napoli and Manchester City, especially as I'd see one of their three forwards would really suit City,” said Lombardo.

“The trio of Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi would bring success to any club. Napoli have very strong players, but I doubt they'd release Hamsik and Cavani at the same time.”

This could well be a reference to the reports that Milan are pushing to sign Hamsik over the summer.

“Manchester City are tracking many players because this club wants to do well, to win and to become the most important side in Europe. Napoli have good players, so that is why we are looking at them.”

The Premier League outfit had also been heavily linked with a bid for Udinese talent Sanchez.

“It's true we did track Sanchez, but I think this player is more suited to an Italian club right now.”

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