Manchester City set to beat arch-rivals to signing of Juventus star

Joao Cancelo

Manchester City will pip rivals Manchester United to the signing of Joao Cancelo once the new Juventus coach has been named, say reports in Italy. 

The right-back has been linked with both Premier League giants as they look to strengthen their defences over the summer months.

Tuttosport reports that City have made a €60 million bid for the Portugal international, which will be hard for the Turin club to resist having signed him from Valencia for just over €40 million last summer.

However, a decision must be made on who will succeed Massimiliano Allegri on the Old Lady bench before a move goes ahead.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is the leading candidate to take over at the Italian champions as things stand.

Once a new coach is announced, the club will look to sell Cancelo in order to raise funds for the transfer window.

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