Alexis Mac Allister set to leave Brighton in summer with Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool all in race to sign him | The Sun
ALEX MAC ALLISTER is reportedly set to leave Brighton at the end of the season.
And the World Cup winner is being pursued by Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool as they have already approached his representatives.
Fabrizio Romano revealed the news on Thursday afternoon, providing a shock update regarding Mac Allister's future.
He tweeted: "Alexis Mac Allister, expected to leave early this summer — understand there are three clubs in the race: Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.
"These clubs have approached player’s camp to discuss the project. Brighton will decide price tag soon."
And Mac Allister's father, Carlos, has said: "Normally, the upcoming transfer market will find him playing for another club, we don't know which one yet as the talks are starting.
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"It’s very likely that Alexis will be playing in another team in the summer."
Mac Allister, 24, joined Brighton from South American side Argentinos Juniors for £7million in 2019 on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
That was extended by a further 12 months in October, meaning he is under contract until June 2025.
Brighton also have the option of adding an additional year.
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It means they are in a strong position to negotiate a hefty fee if he is sold at the end of the campaign.
Mac Allister has registered 26 goal contributions in 101 games for the Seagulls.
That includes 10 goals and two assists this season.
Mac Allister also played an integral part in Argentina's World Cup triumph, helping his country to lift the trophy for the first time since 1986.
Following a 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their tournament opener, Mac Allister was brought into the side as Argentina won six games in a row on their way to glory in Qatar.
His performances on the world stage brought about interest from a host of Premier League clubs including Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool.
And they are now all in pursuit of the diminutive forward as he prepares to embark on a new challenge away from the South Coast.
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