Bayern Munich Close In on Signing Defender From Manchester City

Bayern Munich Close In on Signing Defender From Manchester City

  • Bayern Munich are close to agreeing on a deal for Portuguese defender, Joao Cancelo from Manchester City
  • Cancelo has not been a regular starter for the Citizens this season and will be allowed to leave on loan
  • Munich want the player on loan until the end of the season but may have the option to ultimately buy him

Bayern Munich are set to bolster their defensive options before the January window closes.

The latest transfer window closes tomorrow - January 31 - leaving teams scrambling to get deals across the line.

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Bayern Munich are in talks to sign Joao Cancelo on loan from Manchester City in the current transfer window. Image: James Gill.
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Who are Bayern bringing in?

As reported by David Ornstein of The Athletic, Bayern will bring in João Cancelo from Manchester City.

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The defender is reportedly close to joining the German giants on loan for the remainder of the 2034/24 season.

Cancelo undergoing a medical

As noted by Get Football German News, the 28-year-old Portuguese international is expected in Munich today to complete a medical, before officially signing for the club.

He may not be available for Bayern’s game on Wednesday, February 1 against Mainz, but should be available for the clash against Wolfsburg over the weekend.

Cancelo’s limited game time

The defender has not been a regular starter for City as in years gone by and would be therefore be allowed to leave for the rest of the season.

Here are his stats for the 2022/23 season.


It is unconfirmed as yet, but Cancelo’s deal is expected to have a clause that gives Bayern the option to buy him once the loan deal expires.

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How Cancelo saved child's life

Sports Brief previously revealed how Man City defender, Cancelo saved a 10-year-old from being stepped on by a crowd.

The autistic boy was in genuine danger amid wild celebrations after the club lifted the English Premier League title.

The boy was separated from his father who he attended the game with, with Cancelo immediately noticing the danger.

Source: Sports Brief News