Manchester City have reportedly set their price tag for Joao Cancelo ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.
After seeing the full-back join Bayern Munich on loan back in January, the Manchester club will have a decision to make regarding the player and what his next step will be in the summer.
Having been linked with a move to Barcelona in recent days, some extra behind-the-scenes details have emerged on the situation.
City want £35m for Cancelo
According to a recent report from Sport (via Sport Witness), City will only look to get rid of Cancelo on a permanent basis this summer, rather than potentially sending him out on another loan deal, and will ask for €40m (£35m) to sell him.
Back in 2019, City sealed a £60m deal to sign the Portuguese international from Juventus and have since then seen him make 154 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring nine goals and providing 22 assists in the process.
With reports of strained relations between Cancelo and Pep Guardiola prior to his move to Germany, in addition to this claim suggesting City are willing to potentially cash in on the player for the reported price, this doesn’t make the defender’s chances of playing for the club again look particularly good.
Despite Guardiola previously lauding the 28-year-old for his “incredible” form, it seems unlikely that the City boss would want Cancelo back in the squad if he has doubts over his attitude, particularly when it comes to his playing time or lack thereof.
Moving forward, if Barcelona make the offer that the Premier League champions are apparently looking for, it could well be the end of the right-back’s time with City.