Manchester United Face Premier League Threat For €60m Defender

Three-time European champions Manchester United will face Premier League opposition in the bid to sign Juventus defender Joao Cancelo.

Experienced Italian journalist Nicolo Schira revealed that Premier League champions Manchester City are also interested in the aforementioned Cancelo.

According to the Sky Sports Italia media personnel, Italian champions Juventus are ready to sanction the sale of Joao Cancelo for €60m.

Portuguese international Joao Cancelo won the league title with Juventus during the just concluded campaign in what’s his first season at the club.

Joao Cancelo was the first choice right-back at Juventus for the majority of the just concluded season.

Italian journalist Nicolo Schira also said that talks are ongoing between the Manchester clubs and the player’s agent Jorge Mendes.

Manchester United and Manchester City have both identified the right-back position as an area to strengthen this summer.

Manchester United have targeted several right-backs this summer including Joao Cancelo (Juventus), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) and Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Manchester United right-backs Diogo Dalot and Ashley Young have not convinced manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that they have the quality to be the first choice right-back for the new season.

On their part, Premier League champions Manchester City also want to sign a new right-back to provide competition for England international star Kyle Walker.

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