Man United on alert as Man City also interested to sign Solskjaer’s £52m top target

Manchester City are interested in Juventus full-back Joao Cancelo, and will battle Manchester United for his signature over the summer.

The Portuguese right-back only arrived at Juve from Valencia last summer, for a fee of £35m, but has impressed in his 33 appearances across all competitions.

The 24-year-old already has vast experience, having started at Benfica and also spending a year at Inter Milan, alongside his playing time at Valencia and Juve.

Now both Manchester sides are keen on bringing him to the Premier League, with City willing to spend £52m on his services, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Italian publication report that Juventus Soprting Director Fabio Paratici may be tempted to cash in on Cancelo, making a profit of £17m after just one season.

However, Gazzetta also suggest that whatever Juve do this summer is based on the future of Paulo Dybala, who they are hoping to move on.

The Argentine was being touted at being worth £130m when he scored 22 league goals in the 2017-18 season, but having dropped to just five in Serie A the following campaign, his value has fallen significantly.

If the Turin side can receive a decent amount of money for the striker then they may be less inclined to cash in on Cancelo, but if Dybala stays, or does not attract a hefty bid, then banking a big cheque for the full-back may become more tempting.

Cancelo himself has spoken of his desire to stay in Turin, amid the ongoing talk of his departure. I’ve learned a lot this year, I went through many positive moments with fantastic people and friends,’ Cancelo told Goal. ‘I want to stay here, I hope my future is at Juventus – where I hope to win many different trophies.’