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Bundesliga Giants Overtake Man City In €50m Race To Sign Chelsea Target

Timothy Aiyeku

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German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have reportedly overtaken Premier League champions Manchester City in the race to sign Juventus defender Joao Cancelo.

This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.

Manchester City were previously seen as the overwhelming favourites for the Portuguese international right-back until the recent development.

According to the specific report from the stables of popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato, Bayern Munich are now the favourites to sign Joao Cancelo.

The Portuguese international defender is expected to leave Juventus this summer after one season with the Italian champions following his transfer from Spanish La Liga club Valencia last summer.

Manchester City want to sign a possible replacement for Brazilian defender Danilo who could leave the Citizens this summer.

Joao Cancelo would provide competition for Manchester City’s first choice right-back Kyle Walker.

England international Walker has been the first choice right-sided defender at Manchester City since joining from fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Joao Cancelo has previously been linked with a move to Chelsea but the interest has cooled in recent months.

He was linked with a move to Chelsea shortly before joining Juventus from Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia last summer.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.