Brighton interested in signing Manchester City forward

Liam Delap
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Premier League side Brighton are interested in signing Manchester City forward Liam Delap on loan, according to Daily Mail.

The 19 year old Manchester City forward is likely to be available on loan this summer and is currently away with England at the U19 Euros.

Delap came off the bench as England beat Austria 2-0 before a 4-0 win over Serbia booked a place in the semi-finals. 

Southampton and West Brom have been previously linked with England U-21 international, who made just three first-team appearances for Manchester City last season.

Delap was expected to get more opportunities at Manchester City last season following the exit of Sergio Aguero and the club’s failure to sign Harry Kane last summer.

However, an injury-riddled campaign meant the Englishman could not latch on to the opportunity of a lifetime.

Following the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez this summer, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is open to letting the 19 year old Delap leave the club on loan.

Delap is the son of former Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap, who was known for his long throws that caused havoc in Premier League defences.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are currently in talks with Brighton over the transfer of 23 year old left-back Marc Cucurella.

Manchester City have reportedly agreed personal terms with the left-back but are yet to reach an agreement with Brighton.

The left-back, 23, has accepted City’s contract offer and made it clear to the Seagulls he wants to quit for the champions.

It is believed negotiations between Manchester City and Brighton are at an advanced stage and there’s confidence within the club that Cucurella will be signed soon.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has prioritised the capture of the Catalan, who was named Brighton’s player of the year in just his debut Premier League season.

Brighton are keen to keep Cucurella, especially after allowing Yves Bissouma to leave for Tottenham in a £25 million move.

But Manchester City’s interest is proving too difficult to resist and a deal is now likely to be agreed.