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Man City line up bizarre move for Crystal Palace flop

Veteran Cavalieri spent three seasons in the Premier League and never made a league appearance

MANCHESTER CITY are looking to solve their goalkeeper crisis by signing veteran Diego Cavalieri, according to reports.

Cavalieri was part of Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace squad last season but didn’t feature for the Eagles.

Veteran Diego Cavalieri could be on his way to Manchester City

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Veteran Diego Cavalieri could be on his way to Manchester City

Pep Guardiola’s team are in need of an experienced shot-stopper following Claudio Bravo’s long-term injury.

The Chilean goalkeeper has travelled to Barcelona for scans after suffering a suspected Achilles tendon rupture in training on Monday.

Having sold Joe Hart to Burnley, 20-year-0ld Daniel Grimshaw, a boyhood City fan, is Guardiola’s only back-up to Ederson currently.

And, according to Globo Esporte, City are considering hiring free agent Cavalieri, who was also on the books at Liverpool but never featured there either.

Claudio Bravo has a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon

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Claudio Bravo has a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon

Ederson is the Manchester City No1

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Ederson is the Manchester City No1

Pep Guardiola currently has a 20-year-old as his only other option in goal

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Pep Guardiola currently has a 20-year-old as his only other option in goal

Cavalieri, 35, has represented Brazil on three occasions and spent the majority of his career in his home nation.

He represented Palmeiras on 65 occasions between 2002 and 2008.

His next game came at Fluminense two years later after failing to make an appearance while at Anfield nor Italian club Cesena.

City, meanwhile, have had a perfect start to the Premier League season.

The champions have won their opening two games, putting a combined total of eight goals past Arsenal and Huddersfield.

Guardiola’s team travel to newly-promoted Wolves on Saturday.


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