Manchester City ‘identify Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez after impressing Pep Guardiola’

Manchester City have named Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma as a doable alternative for Riyad Mahrez, who signed a £30 million cope with Saudi Pro League aspect Al-Ahli earlier this month.

The three-time winners have already got Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise and Rennes winger Jeremy Doku on their shortlist.

And the Japan worldwide has additionally caught the eye of City boss Pep Guardiola, according to the Daily Star.

The 26-year-old impressed within the Premier League final season, scoring seven occasions in 24 appearances.

Mitoma signed for Brighton in August 2021 earlier than spending a season in Belgium on mortgage at Union St Gilloise.

Manchester City might make a transfer to Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma this summer season

Riyad Mahrez joined Saudi Pro League aspect Al-Ahli in a £30 million deal earlier this month.

Mitoma, who was a daily for Japan on the World Cup Final in Qatar, helped the Seagulls qualify for Europe beneath Roberto De Zerbi.

His present contract with the South Coast outfit has one other two years to run.

Brighton have already misplaced midfielder Alexis Mac Allister to Liverpool and goalkeeper goalkeeper Robert Sanchez to Chelsea and should not seeking to lose any extra of their high stars.

They have rejected three bids from Chelsea for central midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Man City accomplished the signing of defender Josko Gvardiol for £78 million on a five-year contract from Bundesliga aspect RB Leipzig on Saturday.

The 21-year-old would be the Premier League champions’ second signing this summer season, becoming a member of compatriot Mateo Kovacic on the Etihad, and can put on the quantity 24 shirt.