Manchester City are increasing interest in Brighton’s Marc Cucurella as a replacement for Oleksandr Zinchenko as the Ukraine star’s £32million move to Arsenal nears completion
- Oleksandr Zinchenko has won nine trophies in just six seasons with Manchester City
- He is now close to joining Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal for £32million
- City are looking to sign Marc Cucurella as a replacement for the Ukraine star
- Brighton currently value their defender, 23, at around £50m
Zinchenko remains with City at Houston training camp but will move to the Emirates Stadium once personal terms are completed.
The 25-year-old has turned down previous chances to leave the Etihad Stadium but reunite Mikel Arteta proved to be a major draw for the versatile Ukraine international.
Oleksandr Zinchenko won nine major trophies in just six seasons with Manchester City
He has played 128 games for City in six seasons with the club and won an impressive nine major trophies.
The Ukraine international was rarely played in his preferred position, however, with Pep Guardiola often using him at left-back rather than in midfield.
City have identified Cucurella as a replacement should Zinchenko leave but have yet to negotiate with Brighton, who value the Spaniard at around £50m.
Brighton value their 23-year-old defender Marc Cucurella at around £50million
Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa is on the list of alternatives to Cucurella should Brighton overcharge the Spaniard.
City will look to extend their recent Premier League dominance next season. They have won four of the last five titles and strengthened well this summer with Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips.
They start their league defense against West Ham on Sunday 7 August at the London Stadium.