Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola is not taking away his foot from the gas as he need more fire power.
According to reports, Manchester City is prepared to offer £45 million for full-back Marc Cucurella, matching Brighton’s asking price.
The player, who had a fantastic first season in the Premier League, still has four years left on his deal. Graham Potter would want to keep the full-back, therefore his club’s high asking price.
Pep Guardiola is searching for a left-back backup, though, as Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to depart the Etihad this summer.
Cucurella is alleged to have been monitored by the Catalan coach ever since he departed Barcelona in 2020.
There had been discussions between City and Brighton, but it appeared that little progress had been made on a settlement. Sportitalia, though, now claims that City are prepared to boost the ante.
Gabriel Jesus has already left for Arsenal and Raheem Sterling is expected to follow, giving City more money to spend.
According to the source, the complete package would cost £45 million, therefore the defender’s first contract price may be cheaper.
Ben Jacobs, a journalist, believes that Sterling’s transfer to Chelsea is imminently anticipated to be finalised. Personal terms have already been agreed upon, but he asserts that a £45 million agreement, plus an additional £10 million in potential add-ons, is anticipated to close shortly and that he will be unveiled within the next few days.