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Blues plotting Portugal swoop

Blues plotting Portugal swoop

by Richard Flynn

28th January 2014 3:58pm GMT

Manchester City

Manchester City are reportedly lining up an offer for Benfica full-back Joao Cancelo and could push through the move this week.

The 19-year-old, who plays on the right side of defence, made his senior debut for the Portugese giants at the weekend in a domestic cup clash with Gi Vicente.

Reports in his homeland claim a bid is in the pipeline, with A Bola reporting that Benfica will hold out for £10million.

Sports Direct News understands the asking price could prove to be a stumbling block, with the Blues keen to pay closer to £5m for a player who is yet to establish himself at first-team level.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been alerted to Cancelo’s performances for Portugal under-19s and in last year’s Under-20 World Cup.

The title challengers could tie the offer in with the proposed deal for Cancelo’s club team-mate Andre Gomes, the highly-rated midfielder.

However, Monaco and Liverpool are also very much in the hunt for Gomes.

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