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Man City sign Joao Cancelo for £60m with Danilo heading to Juventus

Manchester City confirm the £55million signing of Joao Cancelo from Juventus who has signed a six-year contract at the Etihad.

City have paid Juve £26m and Danilo, who is valued at £34m, has rapt to Turin in part-exchange.

It is City’s second massive deal of the summer after snapping up Rodri from Atletico Madrid for £62.6m and can nearly definitely conclude their transfer business prior to the Premier League transfer deadline on Thursday.

Cancelo, 25, will provide direct competition with Kyle Walker at right-back position but can also play on the left.

City were keen to recover £26.5m the amount they paid to Real Madrid for Danilo two years ago.

The 28-year-old Brazil international, who feature in 60 appearances for City, arrived in Turin by private jet on Tuesday to secure a medical.

After the transfer deal was affirmed on Wednesday night, Cancelo said: ‘City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant boss and I am delighted to be here.

Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their formation and style of play. ‘I am always looking to improve my game and win accolades and I know I can do that here, so now I’m really looking forward to the new season and going to prove myself in the Premier League.’ Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football added: ‘Joao is a fine player and an excellent attacking defender who will provide us with options and real threat on the right-hand side.

We have been impressed with his progress and have no doubt he can continue to shine here in Manchester.

‘He fits the profile of player we want here at Manchester City. His best years are ahead of him, he’s technically fit and has the physical attributes we desire. I am delighted we have secured his signature.’

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