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Julian Alvarez transfer ‘plan’ emerges as Barcelona give Man City Joao Cancelo clarity

Atletico Madrid have reportedly made Julian Alvarez one of their main targets this summer and hope to lure him to the Spanish capital with the offer of guaranteed game time.

Alvarez started 31 of his 36 Premier League games, having featured as the supporting striker for the first half of the season amid Kevin De Bruyne’s injury absence. He managed to net 19 times across his 54 games across all competitions, although only four of those came after January, amid De Bruyne’s return.

In Man City’s 10 Champions League games, he only started twice. Alvarez has won all there is to win at the Etihad, and for Argentina, aged 24.

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Atletico would be expected to dangle the carrot of a more prominent role at the Metropolitano, according to Marca, and Alvarez could be further tempted to move given who is in charge at the Spanish club – fellow countryman Diego Simeone.

Alvarez is contracted at Man City until 2028 and would not be a cheap buy. Atletico would only likely be able to afford one big money arrival this summer but could see a sizeable fee reaped for Joao Felix if bought by Barcelona.

Meanwhile, forgotten Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo is wanted on a permanent basis by Barcelona. The full-back spent the year on loan at the Spanish giants as his feud with Pep Guardiola continues.

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