Juventus have completed the signing of Portuguese right-back Joao Cancelo from La Liga side Valencia for €40.4m ((£35.5m).
Cancelo, who can also play as the right-winger, has signed a five-year deal with the Italian champions.
The Portugal international spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Inter Milan from Valencia and has made 26 appearances for the Serie A outfit.
In April this year, the 24-year-old has emerged as Manchester United target as the full-back was tipped to be a potential replacement of outcast Matteo Darmian.
Two months ago, the Spanish publication El Gol Digital has suggested that Cancelo would sign Inter Milan’s permanent deal before heading to Old Trafford.
Furthermore, Cancelo has been Chelsea target last summer with Italian manager Antonio Conte wanted to add another wing-back before he brought in Davide Zappacosta.
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In August 2017, a Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon reported: “Valencia defender Cancelo is heading to the Blues this summer.”
However, Juventus have already signed Portuguese star after completing his medical at Juve’s J Medical facility on Wednesday.
“Valencia CF have signed an agreement with Juventus FC for the transfer of full-back Joao Cancelo to the Italian club,” read a Valencia statement, as published on official club media.
“VCF wish the Portugal international the best for this new step in his career.”
Cancelo now becomes the Bianconeri’s fourth signing following the signings of winger Douglas Costa, midfielder Emre Can and goalkeeper Mattia Perin.