Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo is in talks to join German champions Bayern Munich on loan ahead of Tuesday’s transfer window deadline.
A deal for the Portuguese full-back is yet to be agreed but the proposal is for an initial loan with an option to buy €70m (£61.5m) this summer.
The 28 year old player signed for City from Juventus in 2019 and made 98 Premier League appearances.
He won two Premier League titles and the EFL Cup under Pep Guardiola.
Cancelo was previously seen as one of the key players in Guardiola’s side and his performances saw him named in the PFA Premier League’s Team of the Year for the past two seasons.
However, he has only started three games since the World Cup and his last two appearances have been in defeats to Southampton and Manchester United.
The emergence of teenager Rico Lewis and Nathan Ake’s improved form has left the City manager confident he has enough defensive options to cover the exit of a player who wants to take the option of a move at Bayern in order to continue playing at the highest level. possible level.