Man City closer than ever to Juve star

Manchester City are close to securing Juventus defenser after the two clubs edged towards each other in negotiations.

The move had seemingly ground to a halt when Juve demanded €60m and City insisted on including Danilo as part of the deal.

According to Calciomercato.com, there were significant steps forward today and an agreement could well be imminent.

Director of sport Fabio Paratici is in London today and not just for Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United.

It’s believed Manchester City agreed to pay cash without Danilo, while the Bianconeri are prepared to lower their expectations to €50-55m.

Cancelo was purchased from Valencia for €40m a year ago, so still represents a huge profit margin.

The 25-year-old right-back contributed one goal and five assists in 34 competitive games last season, but is not part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans.