Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Manchester City's Joao Cancelo very close to sealing Barcelona loan move

Posted Monday, August 21, 2023 by

Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Manchester City's Joao Cancelo very close to sealing Barcelona loan move

Guardiola hopes Silva and Walker extend Man City stays soon

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hopes that Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker sign new contracts with the club soon.

Speaking to Beany Man Sports, the Spaniard said, "It will be my dream, like Kyle Walker. Hopefully, it happens. From the deep of my heart, from the bottom of my heart, I wish [it happens]."

Otavio close to joining Al-Nassr

Al-Nassr are closing in on signing Portuguese midfielder Otavio from FC Porto, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The player is currently waiting for the final part of his medical after which he will officially sign for the Saudi Pro League club.

Joao Cancelo on the verge of joining Barcelona

Joao Cancelo is reportedly edging closer and closer to a move to Barcelona, according to ESPN. The Manchester City full-back spent last spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich after falling out of favour with Pep Guardiola.

It was earlier understood that the Sky Blues are willing to sell Cancelo, but would ask for a hefty £51.21 million (€60m) obligatory clause to make the loan permanent next summer. However, the Portuguese now he looks set to sign for the Catalan giants on another season-long loan, with a buy option for Xavi's side to activate should they wish.

Aston Villa keen on loan deal for Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares

According to i news, Aston Villa want Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.

Villa boss Unai Emery wants Sevilla full-back Marcos Acuna, but the proposed transfer could fall through, and the Spanish tactician has identified the Gunners' outcast as an alternative option. Tavares is surplus to requirements at the Emirates, and Arsenal sporting director Edu has been trying to find a buyer for the 23-year-old.

Nottingham Forest were strongly linked with a move for the Portuguese in recent days, but saw their negotiations for a £13 million broke down on Saturday.

Divock Origi back on West Ham's radar, wants Premier League return

West Ham United have reportedly reignited their interest in signing former Liverpool striker Divock Origi from AC Milan in the last few hours, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb (via Sport Witness).

The Belgium international is not in head coach Stefano Pioli’s plans, and the Serie A side are keen to offload the 28-year-old, who is interested in a return to England.

The Hammers are looking to add more quality to their striker department, having sold Gianluca Scamacca to Atalanta, leaving David Moyes with veteran forwards Michail Antonio and Danny Ings as only natural strikers currently at his disposal.

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