Arsenal enters the competition to capture an unpopular Man City defender.
Joao Cancelo is not likely to be utilized by Pep Guardiola’s first team in the upcoming campaign.
The Man City full-back has spent the second part of the season on loan with Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich after having a falling-out with his manager.
It’s probable that the German club will make the Cityzens an offer after the current campaign is over, despite the fact that the Bavarians are thought to have a £70 million option to purchase the Portuguese defender. Despite openly stating that the price is too expensive, the club is still determined to keep him.
Joao Cancelo is up for grabs from Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and Barcelona.
However, according to recent sources, Thomas Tuchel’s team is not the only one interested in Cancelo, 28. Arsenal is reportedly intrigued, and Barcelona is said to have been a fan for a long time.
Following his three years as Guardiola’s assistant manager at Man City, Mikel Arteta has experience teaching Cancelo. The 28-year-old has emerged as a surprise summer target for the Gunners and is expected to fit into his Arsenal tactical ideas.
Regardless of whether Man City elect to sell their number 22 this summer, Guardiola might not want the team to transfer another player to Arsenal.
Arsenal has reduced the gap on the defending champions since allowing Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to join the club last summer. The Londoners are outsiders to win this season’s championship, but they are still in the running with only three games remaining.