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Joao Cancelo, who left Manchester City to join Bayern on loan in January, hoped to secure more regular playing time at the German club.
However, his loan spell at the Allianz Arena has not been entirely successful. While he has made 17 appearances for Bayern across all competitions, he initially struggled to earn game time following the appointment of manager Thomas Tuchel, who succeeded Julian Nagelsmann.
Romano previously reported that Bayern had no intention of triggering the €70 million buy clause included in Cancelo’s loan contract, but they might be open to negotiations with Manchester City to lower the fee. Spanish outlet Sport has suggested that Cancelo could be available for €40 million.
Reiterating his earlier report, Romano provided an update on Arsenal’s interest in Cancelo during a recent discussion on his YouTube channel. He confirmed that Bayern will not pay the €70 million required to secure the defender’s permanent transfer.
“I can guarantee, as I told you multiple times, that [Bayern] will not pay that money for Cancelo. Bayern are not paying the clause.”
Romano went on to explain that Manchester City has granted permission for Cancelo to leave the club this summer and is keen to find a suitable destination for the player.
The Premier League champions are reportedly content with their current options at full-back and do not plan on retaining Cancelo in their squad for the upcoming season.