Arsenal are keen to secure their £35m deal for Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko earlier this week… and the move will pave the way for the Premier League champions to step up their pursuit of Brighton star Marc Cucurella
- Arsenal are expected to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko for £35million later in the week
- The move will have a domino effect as Manchester City look to replace the Ukrainian
- The Premier League champions will step up their hunt for Marc Cucurella
Zinchenko made 28 appearances for the Citizens last season and the Manchester blue half will be keen to find a replacement.
His departure will accelerate City’s offering Brighton Defender Marc Cucurella.
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko is reportedly set to join Arsenal from Manchester City for £35m
City want to replace the outgoing Zinchenko with Brighton’s Olympic star Marc Cucurella
The Olympic silver medalist made 38 appearances for the south coast club in the 2021/22 season and is seen as a worthy addition to the Premier League champions’ Champions League squad if Zinchenko leaves.
City midfielder Lewis Fiorini is on loan at Blackpool this season. The 20-year-old is keen to continue his relationship with coach Michael Appleton, which began at Lincoln City last season.
Blackpool are also said to be interested in a similar move for Liverpool defender Rhys Williams, 21.