Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo has informed Valencia chiefs that he is not interested in joining Barcelona this winter, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

The 22 year old has been a primary target for the Catalans and they were considering a January swoop for the centre-back.

The report says, the youngster prioritizes first team football and don’t want to jeopardize his place in the Portugal national team.

Cancelo has emerged as a regular member of the Valencia squad and has already earned 55 caps in the league for Los Che.

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