Manchester City saw its first offer to Marc Cucurella which was rejected by Brighton, according to a report the athlete.
Pep Guardiola seeks to strengthen the left side of his defense and targets the Spaniard.
City are on the verge of losing Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal and will use the money to invest in a new left-back.
The city rejected the offer of Cucurella
City made an opening bid of £30m which the Seagulls rejected without hesitation.
Graham Potter’s team values the player at £50 million.
The Premier League champions are ready to make an improved offer but will leave if Brighton refuse to lower the asking price.
The South Coast Club is open to let Cucurella leave but is in no hurry to sell it, especially not for a reduced fee.
Further talks between the two clubs are expected in the coming days as City ramp up their attempts after the sale of Zinchenko.
The 23-year-old is open to a move to City and agreeing on personal terms would not be an issue.
Cucurella was one of the most impressive defenders in the league last season after his first season in England.
“What a great day turning into Brighton!” 👏
A great finishing touch from Marc Cucurella to double their lead in the AMEX… pic.twitter.com/0irLtjZpkp
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Zinchenko in the Arsenal kit
Zinchenko arrived in Orlando to join his new teammates at Arsenal.
Arsenal have agreed a £32m deal to sign the Ukrainian.
Zinchenko in the Arsenal kit in Orlando pic.twitter.com/syirmZ1JjO
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