Premier League club intend to stop £50million player from joining Manchester City

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Brighton hope to stop Marc Cucurella from joining Manchester City by offering the 23 year old left-back a new contract, according to The Athletic.

Conversations with the defender’s representatives are at a preliminary stage, with Cucurella still having four years remaining on his existing deal, signed only last summer.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is interested in signing the Brighton left-back but Brighton owner Tony Bloom has revealed they are yet to receive an offer from Manchester City.

“Marc is a tremendous player, a tremendous person,” Bloom said. “He’s brilliant for the dressing room.

“He was unbelievably good last season, his first season in the Premier League. We’re hoping for more to come and we haven’t had a bid for him.

“We’ve got to be realistic if a certain bid comes in and the player wants to move, the player will move, but we are not anticipating, we’re not looking for our best players to move on.

“If it happens and we get a bid then we have to consider it, but until that point, we carry on.”

According to reports, Brighton are seeking a fee of around £50million for the transfer of Cucurella.

Cucurella only joined Brighton from Spanish side Getafe for £15million last summer.