Man City, Chelsea in Cucurella war

-Ikenna Okafor

Manchester City are believed to be in the market for a left-back as well as at least one dynamic, box-to-box midfielder after securing the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund to fill the void left in attack by Sergio Aguero’s departure last summer.

Pep Guardiola’s men retained the Premier League title for the second time since 2017 with an enthralling victory against Aston Villa on the final day of the campaign – where three goals in five minutes sealed a fourth league crown for the Blues at the Etihad Stadium.

Brighton star Marc Cucurella has been linked with a potential switch to Manchester in recent weeks, with the Spaniard understood to be a serious target for Pep Guardiola and going by his recent comments on his future at the Amex, the defender could be wearing sky blue next term.

Cucurella has also attracted interest from other sides in the English top-flight, including Chelsea, who are set to lose Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of what could be a major squad revamp in the summer.

The prospect of playing under Pep Guardiola and challenging for major trophies could tempt Cucurella into swapping the south coast for the north-west ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

He has impressed with his dynamic performances in the Premier League and could fit in very well alongside the likes of Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker in defence for Manchester City.

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