The Argentine midfielder will move to the Reds for a sum around 40 million pounds.
Seagulls and Citizens will face each other in the 32nd day of the Premier League rematch.
Red Devils seeking sixth consecutive useful result.
De Zerbi in the hunt for a memorable FA Cup final
The current Brighton coach would like Tottenham but is also reportedly being followed by Inter Milan.
The recovery of the eighth day of the Premier League is staged at Falmer Stadium.
The operation, which seemed to be going downhill, seems to have found several obstacles in the meantime.
The former Sassuolo coach cashed in his second defeat in three games