Man City to battle rivals for Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister and other transfer rumours

After not appearing in Argentina&aposs opening defeat to Saudi Arabia, Mac Allister was introduced for the remainder of the tournament and proved to be an unsung hero for Lionel Messi&aposs team, scoring once and grabbing an assist in the final victory over France. Upon his return to England, the 24-year-old continued to impress.

He scored twice in his first game back in the FA Cup victory over Middlesbrough and he has also adapted a game to suit Brighton&aposs needs. At the beginning of the season, Mac Allister played in the defensive midfield role but has since played in central and attacking midfield positions.

This flexibility and form has led Pep Guardiola to become interested in the Argentine, according to the Daily Star. They claim that Guardiola sees Mac Allister as the perfect addition to his squad.

However, the report warns that Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are also keen on the 24-year-old. Elsewhere, Football Insider are claiming that Barcelona are continuing to push for the signing of Ilkay Gundogan.

Gundogan became City&aposs captain at the beginning of the season following Fernandinho&aposs departure from the Etihad Stadium. The 32-year-old&aposs contract is due to expire at the end of the campaign and it is unclear whether the German will commit to a new deal.