It’s now the Portuguese press who reports that Manchester City are getting closer to signing João Cancelo from Juventus.
Newspaper Record brings a story today saying they’ve learned the right-back could be on his way to the Etihad Stadium.
According to the outlet, Manchester City are getting closer to the price demanded by Juventus in negotiations, which is €60m.
Record also says that Cancelo’s arrival to Pep Guardiola’s side is related to the departure of Danilo, who’s expected to leave the club this summer.
That’s all Record has to say for now, highlighting the fact that Cancelo played with Bernardo Silva at Benfica a long time ago.
It’s a bit rare for Portuguese newspapers to get involved in stories like this.
Even though they bring daily transfer news about the local clubs, it’s quite unusual to have exclusives on players who have left Portugal.
So perhaps we should consider this story more seriously than we normally do.