Napoli rejected the bid and the Uruguayan star later in the summer joined Paris Saint-Germain in a £53million deal.
“Cavani, Manchester City visited me in Rome,” explained De Laurentiis on Sky Sports News.
“But they just offered, I don’t remember exactly but around 35 million [euros] so I didn’t accept – there was a high level of interest.”
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