Brighton linked with former Derby County striker as transfer push continues – with Man City closing in on ‘£50m’ Catalan star

Brighton and Hove Albion will hope to further improve their attacking options this summer as they track Manchester City's England under-19 star.

Manchester City could use their young striker Liam Delap as part of negotiations with Brighton for Spain left back Marc Cucurella
Manchester City could use their young striker Liam Delap as part of negotiations with Brighton for Spain left back Marc Cucurella

Brighton and Hove Albion have been linked with swoop for talented young Manchester City striker Liam Delap.

The 20-year-old former Derby County man is highly-regarded by City boss Pep Guardiola and last season featured in the Premier League against Norwich City and also in the Champions League against Sporting CP.

Delap, the son of former Stoke player Rory, is contracted at the Etihad until 2026 but could look to move in search of regular first team football.

City maybe interested in using Delap as part of their attempts to sign Brighton's full back Marc Cucurella.

Cucurella impressed on his debut Premier League campaign with the Seagulls and Guardiola is keen to secure a deal for his fellow Catalan – who Brighton value at £50m.

Albion have already been quite busy in the summer window and last week signed Paraguay international striker Julio Enciso from Libertad for a reported £10m.

They are also finalising a £6m deal for Ivory Coast attacker Simon Adingra, who is set for a medical with the Seagulls.

Adingra has been in top form for Norsjaelland after joining the Danish top flight outfit in 2020.

The 20-year-old netted 11 times from his 38 appearances after progressing from the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana.

Last week Brighton sold Mali international midfielder Yves Bissouma to Tottenham for a fee understood to be around £30m with add ons.