Despite having one of the largest rosters in football, Manchester City doesn’t stop signing players and this next summer transfer window won’t be the exception. The Citizens just won the Premier League and the FA Cup to earn a domestic triplet (alongside the Carabao Cup), but the biggest concern now for them and their boss, Pep Guardiola, is to win the Champions League and this team won’t rest until they fulfill their purpose.
The Citizens have increased their interest for Juventus defender Joao Cancelo as a move for the Portuguese looks ‘close’ now. Massimiliano Allegri’s departure from Allianz Stadium has changed things inside the club and some players don’t know whether they’re going to stay with the team or leaving.
Albeit Cancelo started the season having decent performances, injuries took a toll on his game and his inconsistency alongside his antics outside the pitch didn’t help him either, so now he might be looking for a new team to play next term. This is why there have been several rumors linking Cancelo and Manchester City, who are intending to beat their neighbors, United, in the race for Joao’s services.
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Portuguese publication Record reports that Pep Guardiola’s side is ready to meet the €60m price the Bianconeri are asking for Cancelo and secure his talents for next season. A potential exit from the Portuguese has been in the talks for some time now, as Cancelo was caught allegedly liking an Instagram post criticizing manager Allegri after the Champions League exit to Ajax. He denied that was him, and stated his intention was to stay at the club for many years.
Now, this could go a different way, as City seems very interesting on buying the wing-back and Juventus don’t see very bothered to keep the player within the roster.