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Nelson Semedo tells Barcelona: I want to join Man City

Nelson Semedo has given the go-ahead for Barcelona to sell him to Manchester City, Diario SPORT reports.

Semedo’s approval means Barca can intensify negotiations to sell him this week, with City in pole position.

The right-back has many suitors, including Juventus, but he has been ‘seduced’ by City both at a sporting and financial level.

Barcelona had tried to include him in negotiations with Inter for Lautaro Martinez and Juventus for Miralem Pjanic.

However, Semedo has made his mind up to play in the Premier League for Pep Guardiola.

Barcelona will resume talks with the Citizens this week to try and close the deal – but it won’t be easy.

Cancelo or no Cancelo?

City want to include Joao Cancelo in the deal to recover part of the €65m invested in him last summer.

Cancelo has struggled to adapt to City’s style and they would like to swap him for Semedo, but Barca have other plans.

The Catalan club believes Cancelo’s valuation is too high and want a cheaper replacement for Semedo in order to balance the books.

Barcelona have proposed a straight cash deal to Manchester City of €40m.

Semedo joined Barcelona from Benfica three seasons ago for €30m plus bonuses, so €40m would be a good profit for them.

The Portugal right-back has not fully convinced at Camp Nou, failing to become an undisputed starter.

Sergi Roberto has been playing at right-back even though the plan was to use him in midfield.

Moving to City under the coaching of Guardiola could help Semedo improve on his weaknesses.

At 26, there is room for improvement and at City he would find an environment with less pressure than Barca.

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