Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

Man City rivalling Chelsea in transfer race for Marc Cucurella but Brighton will demand up to £50m for Spanish left-back

, Man City rivalling Chelsea in transfer race for Marc Cucurella but Brighton will demand up to £50m for Spanish left-back

MANCHESTER CITY are stepping up their interest in Brighton’s Marc Cucurella but will face a battle to move him from the south coast.

Pep Guardiola has identified the Spaniard as an ideal fit for his squad this summer and is keen to test Brighton’s resolve.

Marc Cucurella is on Man City’s wishlist but they will have to spend big to get him

However, the Seagulls are determined to keep hold of Cucurella, 23, who they signed from Spanish side Getafe only last summer.

The full-back had a storming first season in the Premier League, winning Brighton’s player of the season award.

His performances have attracted plenty of interest, with Chelsea also admirers of the former Barcelona youngster.

Graham Potter’s side have already agreed to the sale of midfielder Yves Bissouma to Tottenham this summer – with the Mali international set to join in a deal which could reach more than £30million.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Read More Football Stories

GET YOUR GOSS

Bissouma PASSES Tottenham medical, Liverpool AGREE £5.5m Calvin Ramsay deal

, Man City rivalling Chelsea in transfer race for Marc Cucurella but Brighton will demand up to £50m for Spanish left-back

ROYAL OFFER

Get £40 FREE BETS to spend at Royal Ascot with Paddy Power – 18+ T&Cs apply

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

However – they are in a far stronger position when it comes to Cucurella, who joined for around £15million 12 months ago.

There is no desire to see the full-back leave the Amex and, while Bissouma had just one year left on his contract, Cucurella has four.

The south coast side, who secured a top half finish in the Premier League last season, have not had any formal enquiries for any senior player other than Bissouma so far this summer.

While Brighton are comfortable with selling key players for a big fee – with Ben White having joined Arsenal for £50million last summer – it will take a huge figure to agree a move for Cucurella.

A deal for Cucurella could see Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchencko leave Manchester City.

The full-back, who can also play in midfield, is of interest to Arsenal and West Ham.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Zinchenko, 25, made 28 appearances for City last season.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Premier League

Meet Ben White Ben White, the Arsenal defender, is breaking stereotypes with his quiet demeanor off the pitch and fierce competitiveness on it. His...

Premier League

Retirement Haven or European Threat? The Saudi Pro League may seem like a place for aging football stars to cash in, but don't underestimate...

Premier League

Jurgen Klopp Reveals Alisson's Injury Status Jurgen Klopp has delivered a blow to Liverpool fans by confirming that Alisson Becker has sustained a "serious...

Premier League

Family Affinity? Prince William, a passionate football fan and President of the FA, has finally opened up about his surprising allegiance to Aston Villa....

Formula 1

Explosive Revelation An insider close to the Red Bull Racing camp allegedly detonated the Christian Horner sexting scandal in an attempt to oust the...

Formula 1

Christian Horner made history as the youngest team principal at Red Bull Racing. But who are the people behind the scenes, his parents Garry...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement