City ‘open talks’ with Juventus for £51m João Cancelo
MAN CITY are trying to hijack Man United’s pursuit of defender Joao Cancelo, it has been asserted.
United have been tracking the £51million-rated Juventus full-back for the past six months as they plan a major overhaul of their squad this late spring.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has highlighted the 24-year-old as the ideal player to nail down the right-back spot at Old Trafford next season.
But according to reports in Italy, United’s hopes of getting their man could going to be dashed by neighborhood rivals City.
Respected journalist Tancredi Palmeri has reported that the newly-crowned Premier League champions have open chats with Juve about striking an arrangement.
And though he has only spent a season in Turin since joining from Valencia, the Italian bosses could be set to work together.
City boss Pep Guardiola is refusing to stop developing his squad despite back-to-back titles and a new right back appears on his list of positions to strengthen.
That would come as a big blow to Manchester United, who are as of now looking up to the way that getting up to speed their neighbors could take years.