Brighton have rejected a £30m bid for Marc Cucurella from Manchester City. The bid falls well short of Brighton’s valuation of the player, which is understood to be £50m.
Sky Sports News can confirm Brighton have rejected the Premier League champions’ first offer for the player.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a hugely successful first season in the Premier League after joining from Getafe in a deal worth around £15m last summer.
Manchester City are looking to defend their Premier League title by strengthening in other areas after the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
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Brighton do not want to let Cucurella leave. It would take a huge offer for them to sell as he has four years remaining on his contract at the Amex.
Jamie Carragher says Man City have lacked an “outstanding” left-back during Pep Guardiola’s time in charge but that Cucurella would provide healthy competition should he move to the Etihad.