Report: Manchester City close in on £53m Joao Cancelo move

Pep Guardiola the head coach

Manchester City are reportedly closing in on Joao Cancelo.

Joao Cancelo of Juventus in action during the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23, 2018 in Manchester, United...

According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Juventus right back Joao Cancelo, for a huge £53million fee.

City have just won a domestic treble in a stunning campaign, but can't afford to relax with Liverpool breathing down their necks.


Pep Guardiola will be keen to bring in reinforcements, and with question marks over Danilo's future at the Etihad Stadium, another right back appears to be on the radar.

Now, Record claim that City are pushing hard to sign Juventus ace Cancelo – and are closing in on a €60million (£53million) deal for the Portuguese international.

Cancelo, 24, looks set to leave Juventus regardless this summer, especially with the Serie A champions being linked with a whole host of right backs.

Joo Cancelo (Juventus FC) during the Serie A football match between Juventus FC and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on September 26, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Cancelo is known for his blistering pace going forward, and he would bring another attacking threat to the City side, possibly replacing Kyle Walker in Guardiola's side.

The right back would be City's first signing of the summer, and another signal of intent that City are ready to spend big on additions despite ongoing investigations into their Financial Fair Play issues.

Pep Guardiola the head coach

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