Chelsea and Manchester City have both been linked with a possible transfer move for Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister recently, and Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the Argentine on Monday.
Mac Allister has been linked as one of the names on Chelsea’s radar by The Athletic, while the links with City come from the Daily Star.
However, as per Romano’s update, it looks as though Chelsea may have a clear shot at the World Cup winner as City are said to be focusing on Jude Bellingham:
“At the moment City are in the Bellingham race, nothing to report on Alexis Mac Allister,” Romano said.
“I’m told he has chances to leave in the summer as he’d love a top club move, but Brighton guarantee they’ve not fixed a price tag yet and I guess it’s going to be another big fight to sign Brighton star in the summer.”
The Argentine had a bright start to the 2022/23 campaign, which saw him score five Premier League goals for Brighton despite being used as a defensive midfielder.
He then linked up with Argentina for the 2022 World Cup, where he played a crucial role in his country lifting the title.
Mac Allister featured in all of Argentina’s games in Qatar, barring the opener, and scored one and assisted one, with the assist coming in the final.
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