The striker, who notched 102 in 124 matches during his time with Napoli, is increasingly likely to leave the Serie A club with the Premier League runners-up edging ahead of Chelsea
The 26-year-old recently admitted the chance to work with City manager-to-be Manuel Pellegrini would be "a pleasure" following news a player-plus-cash deal involving Edin Dzeko had stalled.
Chelsea have also registered their interest with a player-plus-cash bid of their own involving Fernando Torres, but Berta Gomez claims just City and the Liga giants are currently in the running for her son's signature.
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"The Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has spoken to Chelsea but there’s nothing concrete. In 15 or 20 days we'll know his destination.
"In any case, I assure you Edinson loves Naples, and if he goes he will never forget the love and affection of the people."
City are understood to have agreed a £150,000-a-week deal in principle with Cavani - who has attracted admiring glances from a number of top clubs in Europe - with new boss Rafael Benitez green-lighting a potential part-exchange with Dzeko.
However, De Laurentiis has already made it clear the club will only let Cavani go if his €63 million [£53.5m] release clause is triggered.
The Uruguyuan, who is currently preparing for his country's Confederations Cup campaign, has enjoyed three prolific seasons with Napoli - notching 102 goals in 124 matches for the club in all competitions