Barcelona might face a late challenge in their bid to get Manchester City’s defender Joao Cancelo on loan.
The Catalan team has been linked with Cancelo since July, but they’re still talking to his representatives.
Instead of contacting Manchester City directly, Barcelona opted for agent Jorge Mendes to handle the negotiations.
Reportedly, the contract terms between Cancelo and Barcelona are settled, but it’s not clear if City will accept a loan-to-buy option.
As the potential deal reaches a critical point, Barcelona had hoped to have an easy transfer, but things could change.
A recent update from The Athletic UK states that Cancelo is now catching the attention of teams in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi League is attracting big stars like former Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez.