Manchester City’s João Cancelo joined Barcelona on a loan deal in the summer window and has managed two goals and an assist from 14 games this season.

Last month, Barca president Joan Laporta admitted an effort will be made to retain the right-back beyond his loan spell. Earlier this week, their sporting director, Deco, talked about the Catalan club’s desire to keep the 29-year-old at the Camp Nou.

Marca have relayed Deco’s comments and then discuss how Barca can make Manchester City owned player’s stay permanent.

Despite expressing desire to retain the Portugal international and João Félix [on loan from Atlético Madrid], the newspaper states deals for the duo would depend on their own financial situation next summer.

It’s said that deals to buy both Cancelo and the forward are ‘certainly complicated’, more so because Barca have to negotiate with Manchester City and Atlético respectively. This seems to be not an easy task.

Among the duo, the report states it would be ‘easier’ for them to buy the right-back.

Manchester City sporting director Txiki Begiristain and CEO Ferran Soriano haven’t yet set a valuation for the defender, but Marca say they will ask €30m for him.

Félix, on the other hand, would cost Barca around €70m. In addition to this, their salaries should also be taken into account.

Marca say the fullback’s wages are ‘much more affordable’, and ‘everything indicates’ that the option to buy the Manchester City man is ‘much more likely’ than Félix.