As Arsenal look set to bring in Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City, Pep Guardiola’s sights have turned to his compatriot Marc Cucurella as a replacement.

The 23 year old came through the ranks at Barcelona, before spells at Eibar and Getafe saw him join the Seagulls in 2021, and after an impressive campaign last season in particular, he could link up with a former Barcelona boss in Manchester.

If that deal goes through, it leaves Graham Potter’s side looking for left-sided cover themselves, and according to O Jogo in Portugal, they’ve got their eye on Nuno Tavares.

The Portuguese made 28 appearances in all competitions last season, but had some difficult moments, particularly with the defensive side of his game. It has been suggested Arsenal would be open to his departure, but only if another left-back came in, and Zinchenko can certainly fill that role leaving the door open for Tavares to go.

The piece mentions that this would be a season long loan, which makes some sense. If he does well, Arsenal can reassess their plans for him, or even use that to generate revenue from a sale.

Brighton often play with wing-backs, a position to which Nuno seems better suited than as an out and out full-back, so let’s see what happens here.

One to keep an eye on.