Manchester City to submit bid for Premier League star

Marc Cucurella Brighton Manchester City
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Manchester City are set to submit a bid for Brighton leg Marc Cucurella with Oleksandr Zinchenko set to join Premier League side Arsenal.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City already have an official bid ready for the transfer of Cucurella, who is a top target for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola this summer.

With Zinchenko set to join Arsenal, signing a left-back is a priority for Manchester City and Guardiola wants Cucurella as Zinchenko’s replacement.

Meanwhile, Manchester City star Nathan Ake won’t be joining Premier League rivals Chelsea, according to The Athletic.

Chelsea had shown strong interest in re-signing the 27-year-old and were hopeful a transfer could be completed.

However, Nathan Ake is now set to remain at the Etihad Stadium with Manchester City unwilling to let the 27 year old leave the valuation of the player is met.

It is believed that Ake is pleased to be remaining at City, where he is a popular member of the squad.

The Athletic also adds that the decision of Ake to remain at Manchester City is mutual, with Pep Guardiola happy for the 27 year old to be a Manchester City player next season. Guardiola believes Ake’s versatility is crucial to the club and represents great strength in depth.