The left-back, 23, has accepted City’s contract offer and made it clear to the Seagulls he wants to quit for the champions.
All that’s left now is to finalise negotiations with Brighton, but the two clubs are yet to agree on a fee for Cucurella as it stands.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.
“Lets go!!! Let Joao play on the right and we’ll be cooking.”
“Finalize this soon.”
“What I want to hear is that Man City have reached agreement with Brighton.”
“Great signing if we manage to get him especially for £40 million, he’s the most underrated left back in the league. It will be sad to see Zinchenko leave though.”
“Zinchenko is better than this guy tbh.”
“Reading the comments is really making my head ache. I know Zini is better than him at the moment, but even like that, he can be a very valuable player.”
“Get him in!!!! Whipping balls in to Erling like the good ol days of Kolarov to Edin again! .”