Manchester City could reportedly offer James McAtee to Brighton in exchange for Marc Cucurella.

Pep Guardiola is said to be after the Seagulls full-back after a fantastic debut Premier League season. Brighton price him at £40m and it is hoped that by including England Under-20 international McAtee in the deal, it could bring the fee down.

The 19-year-old has played six times for City‘s first team, most notably playing 45 minutes in the goalless Champions League Last 16 second leg encounter with Sporting Lisbon in March.

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The Sun reports that Brighton were keeping tabs on the youngster in 2019 and so may warm to the idea of a swap deal. Cucurella had caught Guardiola’s eye before his exit from Barcelona to Getafe in 2020.

And with questions over Olek Zincehnko’s future, he could finally make a punt for the Spaniard, who only joined his current club last year. Zinchenko is being linked with a move to Arsenal with regular football on his mind.

As a result, Mundo Deportivo reports that Guardiola has shortlisted Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell as a possible Cucurella alternative. The 22-year-old was called up to the England squad for the first time in March after an impressive season at Selhurst Park.

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