If there was one area you would have thought Manchester City needed some additional manpower in over the summer, it’s left-back.
Benjamin Mendy’s continuous absence has made things rather difficult for Pep Guardiola over the past two campaigns, forcing him to play squad members out of position, like Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
It’s worked, since the club have won back to back Premier League titles, yet it’s still a glaring gap in the team when it comes to players featuring in their natural positions.
And, if Gazzetta dello Sport are to be believed, Manchester City would rather spend big on the right-back position, as Juventus look to cash in on Joao Cancelo.
Down Juventus’ end, this deal is purely a financial one, as, after ‘a year of depreciation’, such a sale would see them make a €28m profit on the 24-year-old; money they need to end the financial year in the black and ‘keep the FFP sirens away’.
Manchester United are also said to be ‘vigilant’, but they are only briefly mentioned, almost as if they aren’t all that relevant to this story.
It reads as if Pep Guardiola and co. have been told of Cancelo’s availability, to which the Cityzens have just gone ‘Ah, why not?’.