​Manchester City are nearing the signing of 25-year-old right back Joao Cancelo from Serie A champions Juventus.


Although reluctant to pay Juve's valuation for the player, they are willing to up their initial offer as they look to replace the outbound Danilo.

According to ​Goal, the Turin side are holding out for €60m for the Portuguese defender but their sources suggest that City are not willing to pay this much. Instead, an agreement of €50m could well be reached with a potential deal being completed in the coming days.


Cancelo is viewed as the ideal replacement for the Brazilian Danilo, who's on the verge of being sold after failing to secure a regular berth in Pep Guardiola's starting lineup.


Other potential replacements for the former Real Madrid man - who has received multiple offers from around Europe - have been considered, with Crystal Palace prospect Aaron Wan-Bissaka continuing to be monitored by the club.


A potential move for Cancelo to strengthen the right back position only came about following that ​Danilo is set to leave the club, as City were initially prioritising a couple of signings in centre back and centre midfield.

Joao Cancelo

A verbal agreement was reached with ​Atletico Madrid's deep-lying midfielder Rodri towards the end of last season, but he is yet to make a decisive decision on his future with other offers on the table.


His current club have attempted to offer him a new contract, while he is also attracting attention from La Liga champions ​Barcelona and Bundesliga winners ​Bayern Munich.


The club are said to also be interested in Harry Maguire as an addition a centre back, and have had an initial ​£70m bid rejected by Leicester City


And although left back isn't a position Guardiola was initially keen on improving - with Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko already battling over this spot - City are exploring the possibility of re-signing Angelino.

Jose Angel Esmoris Tasende Angelino

The Spaniard was only sold to PSV Eindhoven a year ago, his signature likely to cost ​City a mere €6m. He might not play every match, but could provide cover for Zinchenko and particularly ​Mendy, who has already had his fair share of injury woes during his time at the Etihad.