Pep Guardiola’s side wanted to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton, but the defender is Chelsea bound for a fee of £52.5m.


Manchester City want to sign a left-back and are now looking at other options, with their eyes having been drawn to the Bundesliga for an alternative.



The club have identified Stuttgart star Sosa as their preferred target and are keen to bring the Croatian international to the Etihad Stadium.


Manchester City have started work on a deal to take Sosa to the Etihad.



Although he still has three years left on his current contract, which he signed in 2020, there is speculation over his future at Stuttgart this summer.


It has been suggested that the German outfit have stamped a €25m valuation on the Croatian International.



And It remains to be seen whether the Sky Blues will be willing to match Stuttgart’s asking price for the 24-year-old.