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João Cancelo offered as Nélson Semedo replacement - report

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Semedo could be part of the deal that brings Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona

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João Cancelo has been offered as a potential replacement for Nélson Semedo should the latter leave for Atlético Madrid as part of the deal that brings Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona, according to RAC1.

Atlético want Semedo to be brought to the Spanish capital one way or another, but Barça do not want to let him go, per the report.

Semedo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is reportedly looking to take him to Atlético and has offered Cancelo as a replacement. There’s no word yet if Juventus would let their right-back go at this stage.

Barcelona’s pursuit of Griezmann is no secret, with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu speaking of his team’s talks with the French star publicly. Atlético have released a statement voicing their displeasure with the way Barcelona spoke to the player directly without their blessing.

Semedo’s inclusion in a deal could alleviate the tense relationship between the two La Liga giants, but it is not necessary for Griezmann to make his switch.