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AC Milan eyeing move for Manchester City right-back Joao Cancelo

AC Milan are reportedly keeping a close eye on many right-backs across the Europe.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Milan are eyeing move for Manchester City right-back Joao Cancelo.

Manchester City spent 65 million euros to sign the Portugal international from Juventus in the summer of 2019. He has a valid contract until June 2027.

The right-back has registered two goals and five assists in 26 matches this season on all fronts.

Joao Cancelo
Joao Cancelo

The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best right-backs in Portugal. His record for Portugal is impressive. Cancelo has scored 7 goals in 41 matches for Portugal at senior level.

AC Milan are looking to sign a right-back and have identified the 28-year-old as potential transfer target. Stefano Pioli sees Cancelo as the perfect addition to his defense.

The report claims that Milan manager has extensively scouted Cancelo and is considering a move for the right-back.

The Serie A giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

AC Milan
AC Milan

The former Juventus man is a very comfortable defender and has qualities which would improve the Milan’s backline. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Portugal defender Joao Cancelo’s situation at Manchester City is attracting interest from other clubs. The right-back is not in favour with manager Pep Guardiola at City at present. He has been in and out of the team, especially since the World Cup break. Per The Sun, AC Milan are assessing whether a deal to sign Cancelo is possible. The defender does have a contract that runs until 2027, given he recently renewed his deal. However, if he is continually on the bench at City, he may want to move on for regular football.”

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Manchester City feel under no pressure to sell and will “demand a significant fee” before letting him go.

It would take a huge offer from Milan to prise the 28-year-old right-back from City.

Good signing for AC Milan?

If Cancelo is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Milan.

The Italian giants must improve their defensive options and the signing of Cancelo would be a step in the right direction.

Joao Cancelo is vastly experienced, is a dependable figure, and would add depth to the Milan squad.

It will be interesting to see if Milan make their move for the 28-year-old in the coming days.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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