It’s a new day and as is customary, we’ve got yet another Joao Cancelo link, as the move has been given the green light by an important figure at Juventus. Alongside this, we’ve uncovered possibly the least likely transfer rumour since whenever we were last linked with Lionel Messi. Read on for the day’s transfer news roundup…
Juventus’ João Cancelo will be allowed to join Manchester City this summer at the request of incoming manager Maurizio Sarri, according to Calcio Mercato. The newly appointed manager of the Bianconeri doesn’t see the Portuguese right-back fitting into his style of play, and would seek to reinvest funds received from the sale to improve the rest of the squad.
Fabio Paratici, director of football at the Italian champions, recently travelled to Manchester to negotiate over the 25-year-old’s proposed move. This is Manchester City so, needless to say, no agreement was found, but Calcio Mercato claim that it’s still a “work in progress”.
Let’s hope it progresses more quickly over the coming days!
Now for a rumour that’s far-fetched to say the least. Marca report that City executives are contemplating bidding for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, and have evaluated the pros and cons of such a move.
PSG and Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the Brazilian, who cost the Blaugrana £142million when he moved from Liverpool in January 2018. A bid for the 27-year-old is being “studied in detail”, although no benefits to the deal for City have yet been mentioned.
Do you think there’s any chance at all of this move going through?
NMECHA ON THE MOVE?
Young striker Lukas Nmecha may be on his way out of City, with German club Borussia Mönchengladbach reported to be interested in signing him permanently by Bild. The 20-year-old, who has chosen to represent the country of his birth (Germany) at under-21 level over the country that he grew up in (England), spent last season on loan at Championship side Preston North End and was involved in nine goals in 24 starts.
Borussia Monchengladbach are looking to pay a low fee to prize him away from the Etihad, but are also willing to loan him if City don’t agree to a permanent move.
GABBY STAYING PUT
Seemingly the forgotten man at City following the João Félix transfer saga is striker Gabriel Jesus, but the Brazilian has put to bed any doubts over his future. As reported by the Daily Mail, the 22-year-old said:
“It’s out of the question that Agüero leaves [City] and me too.
[Agüero] is a legend at the club. He’s the top scorer [of all time]. Obviously as a player I always want to play, but I’m happy to help and I respect Sergio.”
We all do Gabriel, we all do.
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