Manchester City are set to step up on their efforts to sign Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella following the imminent departure of Raheem Sterling.
Pep Guardiola wants to bring in a left-back with Oleksandr Zinchenko expected to leave the Premier League champions this summer.
Manchester City have identified Cucurella as their top target early following a brilliant first season in the Premier League for the Spaniard.
However, the negotiations have not moved forward much and there is still no agreement between the two clubs over a potential transfer.
But according to Italian broadcaster SportitaliaManchester City are set to accelerate their pursuit of the Spanish full-back this summer.
Guardiola wants the deal done soon as he is keen to have Cucurella in his squad for Manchester City’s pre-season preparations.
The Premier League champions will hope to hold talks with Brighton soon to work out an agreement for his transfer.
Brighton would want a big fee for the Spaniard following an impressive season and he still has four years left on his contract.
Manchester City are hoping to speed things up in the pursuit of Cucurella after the imminent departure of Sterling to Chelsea.