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Barcelona will not sign Joao Cancelo. The high financial claims of the Portuguese international have been the main reason why the club’s sports area has dismissed the possible incorporation of him this summer, as AS has learned. In addition, The operation also posed a series of obstacles that were very difficult to overcome: he has a valid contract with Manchester City until 2027, although he is currently on loan at Bayern Munichand a reputation as a conflicting player precedes him, both outside and inside the locker room.
At the meeting they held Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany with the agent Jorge Mendes this Tuesday in Porto this operation was definitively shelvedwhich already posed serious and important drawbacks.
That is not to say that the club has ruled out the search for a top-level right-back for next season. From the sports area it is maintained that it is one of the priorities this summer, and where it is planned to make a significant financial effort if necessary, aware that it is a vacant position right now in the squad and that it must be reinforced.
The name of the Argentine from Villarreal, Juan Foyth, continues to be the preferred option for the coachess. The problem is that the Castellón club refers to the clause, 54 million, refusing to enter into any type of negotiation. In Barcelona they trust, in any case, that a rapprochement will finally take place, which will allow them to enter into negotiations, with the inclusion of a player in the operation, such as Nico González, Sergiño Dest or Clement Lenglet, to lower the final amount of the transfer.