Inter Milan, Juventus cold on offers to sign Joao Cancelo

Inter Milan and Juventus have not responded to the opportunity to sign Barcelona defensive target Joao Cancelo.

According to a report from Calciomercato, Manchester City are looking to part ways with Joao Cancelo this summer. They want to get him off their books, and his agent Jorge Mendes offered Inter Milan and Juventus the opportunity to re-sign him. But the Serie A duo are yet to respond on that front.

Cancelo was an integral part of Manchester City’s first-team setup under Pep Guardiola. But a rift with the manager resulted in him having a short loan spell at Bayern Munich followed up with a season-long loan stint at Barcelona last season.

Joao Cancelo had an impressive stint at the Spanish club where he contributed towards nine goals (four goals, five assists) in his 42 outings. The Portuguese international featured on both flanks and did a great job on both halves of the pitch. While the Catalan giants are keen on re-signing him, the asking price is a bit of a problem for them given their financial situation.

Cancelo is back at his parent club following the loan spell at Barcelona. But he has no future under Guardiola despite his contract running until the summer of 2027. Manchester City are keen on sanctioning his departure, it has become a priority for them and they have significantly lowered their asking price over the last 12 months.

The Premier League champions are currently looking for a fee of between €25-30 million. Their focus is not on raising money, and they are just keen on getting him off their books as he is currently paid €9 million net per season. While the idea of a loan move is still on the cards, they prefer a permanent sale.

Juventus and Inter show little interest in signing Cancelo

Even Joao Cancelo wants to leave England and is willing to lower his wages just like he did to secure the move to Barcelona last summer (€6 million per season). His agent Jorge Mendes recently offered Juventus and Inter Milan the opportunity to sign him.

Cancelo has been a part of Inter as well as Juventus for a season each before he made the move to City. Both Italian clubs want to reinforce their full-back position, and the Portuguese international could be a great fit for their respective systems. However, both clubs have yet to respond to the opportunity to re-sign him.

The major problem for both Italian clubs is the financial side of things. Even if they meet Manchester City’s demands for a permanent transfer, paying his wage will be a problem. Offering him €6 million net per season is out of their league. Without the Growth Decree benefits, this amount jumps to around €10 million gross, a figure unattainable for any Italian club.

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