Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Manchester City have made a £40million offer for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, in his column for CaughtOffSide.
The Athletic claimed yesterday that the Seagulls had ended talks with the Premier League champions over their stance of demanding a a fee of upwards of £50million
Cucurella has also handed in a transfer request, having expressed his desire to make the move to the Etihad Stadium.
Romano has revealed that City are not in for any other left-back this summer and have prioritised a move for the 24-year-old while stressing that no deal is in place between the two sides at present due to the difference in opinion over his valuation.
Cucurella joined Brighton from La Liga outfit Getafe last summer in a £15million deal having signed a contract until June 2026.
Pep Guardiola has already revealed that he intends to strengthen at left-back, following the departure of Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal (Manchester Evening News).
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Brighton have been known for the tough negotiating stance in the past, having squeezed every penny out of Arsenal to land Ben White.
There’s no doubt that Cucurella would perfectly suit Pep’s style of play with his attacking tendencies whilst also being solid at the back, expect this one to play out over the next few days.