Juventus and Manchester City close in on swap deal

    Manchester City are on the brink of signing Juventus full-back Joao Cancelo, according to the latest reports from England

    The Citizens will pay £27.4million to bring the Portugal international to the Etihad Stadium and will insert the versatile Brazilian defender Danilo as a makeweight in the deal.

    Pep Guardiola has been searching for a top-class full-back for the entire transfer window, and his efforts have finally paid off.

    It is as things stand a mutually beneficial agreement for both parties, as Juve will get rid of their outcast while they will get City’s out-of-favor man.

    Manchester City have taken advantage of the fact Cancelo has fallen out of favor in Turin recently and that Maurizio Sarri deemed him surplus to requirements.

    Capable of covering both flanks equally well, the former Valencia man will provide depth to Guardiola’s squad, especially considering Benjamin Mendy’s struggling for form last season.

    Meanwhile, Danilo’s versatility allows him to play on multiple positions, including a defensive midfielder and a right-winger, which is very much appreciated by the new Juventus boss.

    The whole operation should get its epilogue on Monday when the final talks between the clubs are expected to take place.


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