Joao Cancelo

Manchester City ‘closing in on Joao Cancelo’

Manchester City move a step closer to signing Juventus defender Joao Cancelo, according to a report. Manchester City have reportedly moved a step closer to signing Juventus defender Joao Cancelo after making it clear that they are prepared to meet the Italian club’s asking price of £53m. Cancelo joined Juve from Valencia last summer and has made 34 appearances for the Old Lady this term, contributing one goal and eight assists in all competitions. Manchester United have previously been credited with an interest in the Portugal international. However, according to Record, City are nearing an agreement with Juve, who have placed a £53m transfer value on the 24-year-old ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign. Cancelo will miss Juve’s final game of the season against Sampdoria on Sunday a...

How Juventus could line up against Atalanta BC

Sports Mole looks at how Juventus could line up in Sunday’s Serie A clash with Atalanta BC. Juventus will be looking to return to winning ways in Serie A when they welcome top-four hopefuls Atalanta BC on the penultimate weekend of the 2018-19 campaign. Juve have not really needed to break a sweat in claiming their eighth straight Serie A title, but the champions have not won since April 20 and will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 loss at Roma. Atalanta, meanwhile, are enjoying a brilliant season of their own, currently occupying fourth spot in the table. Juve will enter this match fresh from the news that Massimiliano Allegri will not be in charge of the team next term. It will therefore be a special occasion at the Juventus Stadium for a number of reasons. Here, Sports Mole h...

Preview: Juventus vs. Atalanta BC – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Atalanta BC, including team news and predicted lineups. Champions Juventus will host top-four hopefuls Atalanta BC on the penultimate weekend of the 2018-19 Serie A season. The Old Lady have comfortably won their eighth straight Serie A crown and sit 13 points clear of second-placed Napoli ahead of this weekend’s set of fixtures. Atalanta, however, have plenty to play for in Turin as they currently occupy fourth position in the table. Juventus © Reuters Juve will enter this match fresh from the news that Massimiliano Allegri will not be in charge of the team next season. Indeed, the Italian giants revealed via their official website that the head coach would be departing, which has seemingly been on the cards for ...

Agent: ‘Juventus exit is likely for Paulo Dybala’

The agent of Paulo Dybala says that the Juventus forward “is not happy” at the Allianz Stadium and is likely to move on at the end of the season. Paulo Dybala‘s agent Gustavo Dybala has revealed that “there is a good chance” the Juventus forward will join a new club this summer. The Argentina international has been linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Manchester United after losing his way at the Allianz Stadium this season. Dybala has played second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo since the superstar forward’s arrival from Real Madrid last year, scoring just 10 goals combined in Serie A and the Champions League. Brother and agent Gustavo has now confirmed that Dybala’s future appears to lie away from Turin. “Yes, there is a good chance he...

Spurs defenders Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier ‘offered to Juventus’

Juventus are reportedly offered the opportunity to sign Tottenham Hotspur pair Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier. Juventus have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Tottenham Hotspur duo Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier. The defensive pair have helped Spurs reach the Champions League final this season, but speculation persists regarding their futures at the North London outfit. Alderweireld has a release clause of £25m, while Trippier has been linked with a summer switch to Napoli due to his inconsistent form during the current campaign. According to Calciomercato, Juventus have been informed that they will be able to sign both players should they make a move in the coming weeks. The report suggests that a bid for Alderweireld is more likely, although Juventus must also...

Juventus willing to let Manchester United target Joao Cancelo leave?

Juventus are reportedly prepared to sell Joao Cancelo to Manchester United if the Red Devils offer in excess of £50m and can persuade the player to make the switch. Manchester United have reportedly been given a boost in their pursuit of Joao Cancelo as Juventus will consider selling the right-back. Cancelo has performed well in his debut campaign at the Allianz Stadium, featuring 24 times in Serie A to help the Bianconeri to retain the title. The 24-year-old has emerged as a rumoured target for Premier League giants United, who already have plans in place for a big summer of transfer activity. Calciomercato claims that Juve have not ruled out offloading Cancelo, but for that to happen the Red Devils must offer around £52m and persuade the player to make the switch. The report indicates th...

Manchester United to offer Matteo Darmian plus £42m for Joao Cancelo?

Manchester United prepare to offer Matteo Darmian plus £42m in a bid to land Juventus defender Joao Cancelo, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly preparing to offer Matteo Darmian plus £42m in a bid to land Juventus defender Joao Cancelo in this summer’s transfer window. United are widely expected to move for a new right-back at the end of the campaign with Antonio Valencia leaving on a free transfer and Ashley Young struggling to impress in recent months. The Red Devils were linked with Cancelo in the early stages of 2019, and according to TMW, the club are now readying a £42m offer for the Portugal international, with Darmian set to be included in the bid. Darmian continues to be linked with a return to Serie A having struggled for minutes during the 2018-19 camp...

Manchester City join Manchester United in race to sign Juventus’ Joao Cancelo?

Manchester City are reportedly ready to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Juventus defender Joao Cancelo. Manchester City have reportedly decided to enter the race to sign Juventus defender Joao Cancelo. The Portugal international is nearing the end of his first campaign in Turin, but the right-back may be allowed to leave the club for the right amount of money. Manchester United are said to hold an interest in the 24-year-old but according to Corriere dello Sport, City are ready to rival their neighbours. Kyle Walker, Danilo, and John Stones can all play in that area of the pitch, but it appears that Pep Guardiola is looking for like-for-like backup for Walker. Cancelo – who still has just over four years remaining on his contract – could cost as much as €60m (£51.01...

Manchester United want Joao Cancelo as Aaron Wan-Bissaka alternative?

Manchester United reportedly add Juventus defender Joao Cancelo to their list of targets ahead of the summer window. Manchester United have reportedly identified Juventus defender Joao Cancelo as a potential summer signing. United will look to strengthen at right-back ahead of the next campaign, and Crystal Palace‘s Aaron Wan-Bissaka is said to be high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s shortlist. However, according to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Premier League giants are also keeping tabs on Portugal international Cancelo. The 24-year-old has made 28 outings in Serie A and the Champions League in his first campaign at Juventus, but it has been suggested that the former Valencia man could prove to be a cheaper option to Wan-Bissaka. Cancelo has a contract in Turin until 2023, while Wan-Bissaka...

Preview: Juventus vs. Fiorentina – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Fiorentina from Turin. Juventus will welcome Fiorentina to Turin on Saturday night knowing that a win in front of their own supporters would seal an eighth straight Serie A title. The Old Lady will enter the match off the back of a hugely disappointing result, though, with a 2-1 loss to Ajax on Tuesday night seeing them exit the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. Juventus © Reuters This was supposed to be the season where Juve ended their long wait for a third European Cup. Indeed, Cristiano Ronaldo was signed last summer with the view to triumphing in Europe for the first time since 1996. Their wait will go on, though, following Tuesday’s 2-1 home...

How Juventus could line up against Fiorentina

Sports Mole looks at how Juventus could line up in Saturday’s Serie A clash with Fiorentina. Juventus will welcome Fiorentina to Turin on Saturday night knowing that a win in front of their own supporters would seal an eighth straight Serie A title. Indeed, the Old Lady are 17 points clear of second-placed Napoli with six games left and all three points this weekend would seal yet another championship. Massimiliano Allegri‘s side will enter the match off the back of a hugely disappointing result, though, with a 2-1 loss to Ajax on Tuesday night seeing them exit the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. Juve must move on as soon as possible, however, and will be looking to give their supporters something substantial to cheer this weekend. Here, Sports Mole has taken a loo...

Preview: Juventus vs. Ajax – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Juventus and Ajax. Juventus and Ajax reconvene in Turin on Tuesday evening for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. David Neres cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo‘s opener in last week’s opening tussle in Amsterdam to leave the leaders of the Italian and Dutch top flights locked at 1-1. Juventus © Reuters Juve are no strangers to the latter stages of the Champions League, aiming to reach the semi-finals for the third time in the last five seasons. Massimiliano Allegri‘s men, beaten finalists in 2015 and 2017, will consider last week’s draw at the Johan Cruijff ArenA a positive result thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s awa...

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