Bayern Munich will not pay the $76m asking price set by Man City for on-loan attacking full-back Joao Cancelo this summer.
According to Sky Sports Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg, Cancelo himself does not expect to be a Bayern player beyond the end of the season with the club trying to find a long-term solution.
News #Cancelo: Been told that it‘s very difficult to sign him permanently. Even Cancelo himself does not expect to play for Bayern beyond the end of the season.
Tendency at this stage: He will leave Bayern in summer but the bosses are trying to find a solution.
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— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 16, 2023
The Bavarians remain keen on the player but are not willing to stump up the asking price set by City for a player who will turn 29 later this month.
Future uncertain for Joao Cancelo
The Portuguese attack-minded full-back joined Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day in January until the end of the season and after a slow start to his career in Germany, has now found himself a regular starter in Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Cancelo’s future now looks uncertain, however, with Bayern unwilling to buy the full-back outright for an extortionate price and with City’s form improving notably since the Portuguese left the club, European giants Arsenal and Barcelona have been rumored with making a summer move for the nomadic defender whose contract at the Etihad Stadium runs until 2027.