Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has deployed Nathan Aké on the left side of defence after allowing João Cancelo to join Bayern Munich on loan in the winter market.

The Dutchman has also been used as a left sided centre-back in a three-man defence, a formation used by Guardiola in the past few weeks. Meanwhile, Bayern retain an option to buy Cancelo.

If they were to exercise it, he’ll provide competition to Alphonso Davies for a place in their starting lineup next season. This may push the latter, who is on Manchester City’s transfer agenda, to leave Bayern in the summer.

That’s according to Sky Deutschland, who explain the 22-year-old is ‘definitely on the list’ of the Premier League winners and Real Madrid.

The report further adds it’s ‘conceivable’ that both Manchester City and Los Blancos could push and perhaps even ‘make an offer’ to sign the Canada international in the summer.

At the moment, it’s unclear whether Bayern’s leaders are willing to talk about the possibility of sanctioning Davies’ sale after this season.

The Canadian has three goals and eight assists from 36 matches this season. Guardiola and Manchester City could take a closer look at him again when they face Bayern in the second leg of their Champions League tie on Wednesday.