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Man City suffer blow as Fabrizio Romano says PL rivals ‘reach agreement’ with 24 y/o

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Txiki Begiristain may be feeling somewhat embarrassed after sanctioning the sale of Oleksandr Zinchenko only to pull out of a deal for his replacement due to qualms over the asking price.

Despite Manchester City paying in excess of £50m each to sign Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Joao Cancelo the last few years, they refused to pay the same for Marc Cucurella. A £30m bid was rejected and a £40m offer in the works didn’t convince them either.

Brighton & Hove Albion wouldn’t budge on their valution and opted to end discussions with City, but Fabizio Romano says Chelsea are now winning the race for his signature, so a Premier League title rival has successfully hijacked the bid.

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Romano says an ‘agreement has been reached’ for personal terms between Chelsea and Cucurella. The Blues are expected to talk with the Seagulls to finalise a transfer fee too, so this will irk City. Guardiola was a big fan of Cucurella and believed he was good enough to make the left-back spot his own.

But now the defending champions will have to turn their attentions elsewhere.

In other news, who was the ex-Barcelona and Juventus striker that Man City sold in July?

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  • ivor says:

    you would not go into M & S and ask for 20pc off the asking price
    looks like Chelsea know it, Brighton know it. but Man C will have to shop at prymarks

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