Barcelona want €70million Manchester City star on loan

Spanish club Barcelona are keen on a loan move for Manchester City right-back Joao Cancelo, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich until the end of the season, according to GOAL.

The report adds: “Barcelona are reportedly ready to launch a loan raid for Joao Cancelo this summer as Bayern Munich will not be taking up a purchase option.

“The versatile Portugal international linked up with Bundesliga heavyweights during the January transfer after slipping out of favour at Manchester City.

“There is a clause within that deal that can trigger a €70 million (£61m/$76m) permanent deal, but Bayern are reluctant to do business at that price.

“That is leaving the door open for others to make their move, with Sport claiming that Barca are now keen. The Liga giants are eager to land a proven right-back after being forced to field the likes of Ronald Araujo, Sergi Roberto and Jules Kounde out of position in that defensive berth this season.

“They are aware that Bayern will not be exploring a deal and that Cancelo no longer forms part of City’s long-term plans, despite having a contract at the Etihad Stadium through to 2027. They believe that a loan can be agreed for the 28-year-old, who registered nine goals and 22 assists through a spell in Manchester that included two Premier League title triumphs.”