Over the past couple of months, Ecuadorian side Universidad Católica’s midfielder José Cifuentes has been linked with a move to Europe.

There have been talks about interest from Manchester City and Celtic in the 20-year-old, however, neither of the clubs have been successful in securing his signature.

Some members of the English media reported Pep Guardiola’s side offered £2m to Universidad Católica, but the latter demanded more since they have to pay 40 percent of the transfer to the player and his agent.

City will not be able to make new additions since the Premier League transfer window closed on August 8th, and according to, the Etihad club’s hope of acquiring Cifuentes’ services could be scuppered by another club.

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That’s due to the recent interest from FC Porto and the Portuguese side have already made a $2m offer for the player. Universidad Católica are analysing the proposal, but the report doesn’t specify if a decision has been taken yet.

With less than two weeks left in the European transfer window, Porto’s idea is to complete Cifuentes’ signing before the end of this week, and Futbolecuador hint he should ‘forget about’ Manchester City since the Portuguese side see him as a ‘good prospect to become a main figure in the future’.