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Manchester City Target Expresses Desire for Premier League Stay Amid Pep Guardiola Interest

Brighton defender Marc Cucurella has spoken about his future at the Amex Stadium amid interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham ahead of the summer transfer window.

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 comeback victory against Aston Villa on Sunday - where three goals in five minutes sealed a fourth league crown for the Catalan at the Etihad Stadium.

Whilst Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko have impressed at left-back, neither is a natural left-back and City are therefore keen to put an end to their frustrations in the position by signing an out-and-out full-back to dominate the left side of defence.

Brighton star Marc Cucurella has been linked with a potential switch to Manchester in recent weeks, with City understood to be closely monitoring the Spaniard ahead of the transfer window.

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Cucurella has amassed 38 appearances across all competitions for Brighton this season and recently netted in his side's 4-0 win over Manchester United at the Amex Stadium.

The Spaniard has impressed with his performances in the English top-flight and could fit in very well alongside the likes of Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker in defence for Manchester City.

Moreover, 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.


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