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Roberto De Zerbi’s compensation fee revealed as Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool keep tabs on manager

BRIGHTON want a huge fee to part ways with Roberto De Zerbi this summer.

The Italian manager is in high demand after impressing on the south coast, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all keeping tabs.

Brighton are demanding a hefty fee for wanted manager Roberto De Zerbi

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Brighton are demanding a hefty fee for wanted manager Roberto De ZerbiCredit: Getty

He led Brighton to a sixth-place finish last season, booking their place in Europe for the first-ever time.

The Seagulls remain in the Europa League as they prepare to face Italian giants Roma tomorrow.

And they currently sit ninth in the Premier League after picking up wins over the likes of United, Tottenham and Newcastle.

De Zerbi, who joined Brighton 18 months ago as a replacement for Graham Potter, has also implemented a bold attacking style of play at the Amex.

And several teams are keen on hiring him this summer.

At home, there is reported interest from Chelsea, United and Liverpool.

While abroad, giants including Barcelona and AC Milan have been linked.

But De Zerbi, who is contracted to Brighton until 2026, will not be available on the cheap.

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The Telegraph claims Seagulls chiefs are reluctant to lose another progressive manager following Potter’s move to Chelsea in 2022.

Todd Boehly was forced to cough up a mind-blowing £21.5million for the Englishman and several staff members.

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And while Brighton will not hold out for another audacious fee, they do want to bank at least £12m if De Zerbi leaves.

But the Italian insists he remains committed to his contract for the meantime.

He said last month: “I have only Brighton in my head.

“I would like to finish the season in the best way possible with our young players – to compete and win as many games as we can.

“Yes, I have a contract. I have decided nothing. My focus is on Brighton – 100 per cent.”

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