Manchester City closing in on £44m signing of Joao Cancelo –

Joao Cancelo was wanted by Manchester United and Manchester City this summer
City are in talks to sign Cancelo this summer (Picture: Getty)

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Juventus defender Joao Cancelo, according to reports.

The Premier League champions are in talks with Juventus and the club are confident a £44million deal can be agreed for the right-back.

Cancelo is keen on a switch to the Premier League and Manchester United have been credited with a transfer interest in the Portugal international.

But Goal claim Cancelo could be City’s first signing of the summer as they prepare to offload Danilo.

Cancelo is keen on a move to the Premier League
Cancelo is keen on a move to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

The Brazilian could take Cancelo’s place at Juventus, while Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj and Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier are also options for the Serie A champions.

City are in for another busy summer as Pep Guardiola targets a push for the Champions League next season.



Despite retaining the league title for the first time, City were dumped out of the Champions League by Tottenham in the quarter-final stages.

Guardiola wants to add a midfielder to his ranks this summer, with Atletico Madrid’s Rodri a major target.