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Marc Cucurella could snub Man City as defender 'in talks' to sign new Brighton contract


Reports linking the former Getafe hero with Pep Guardiola’s men had picked up pace in recent weeks, with the sale of Gabriel Jesus and imminent departure of Raheem Sterling giving the club funds to sign the 23-year-old. Having already signed Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez and Kalvin Phillips this summer, City had already totalled deals worth around £110million, with £84m in capital raised even prior to Sterling’s expected exit.

The reigning Premier League champions are in the market for a left-back considering Joao Cancelo – who despite superb performances on the left-hand side last season – is predominantly a right-back, Oleksandr Zinchenko had been mooted for a potential move away and Benjamin Mendy remains unavailable. Cucurella had been earmarked as their man, and a move for the Spaniard seemed increasingly likely to happen with Sterling being set to move away from the club.

But according to The Athletic, Brighton have thrown a spanner in the works of Khaldoon Al Mubarak by entering talks with Cucurella over a new and improved contract – with talks said to be at a preliminary stage.



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