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Barcelona Transfer Rumors: Alternatives to João Cancelo

Cedric Soares, Victor Moses. Mario Fernandes, Bruno Peres, and Djibril Sidibé.

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While João Cancelo is thought to be Barcelona’s preferred right-back to purchase next summer, he is far from the only one on the list.

Should negotiations between Barcelona and Valencia break down, Barcelona maintains a list of alternatives, according to Sport.

Cedric Soares, Victor Moses, Mario Fernandes, Bruno Peres, and Djibril Sidibé are the possibilities to battle Sergi Roberto for the starting spot in the right side of defense.

Soares plays for Southampton and competes with Cancelo for the starting job in the Portuguese national team. Barcelona considered signing him before opting for Vidal, when Ariedo Braida recommended Soares back when he played for Lisbon's Sporting Club.

Moses has impressed this season for Chelsea as he has adapted into Antonio Conte’s system. Fernandes is a Brazilian who plays for CSKA Moscow, noted for his speed. He is 26 and has been capped once by his national team.

Peres is playing for Roma and has been on Manchester City's radar. He is another 26-year-old Brazilian, and he belongs to Torino, but the capital club have an option to buy him. Finally, Sidibé plays for Monaco and is going through a breakout season. The 24-year-old has been capped six times by France.

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