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Chelsea in discussions with Brighton to sign Marc Cucurella for £50m

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Chelsea in discussions with Brighton to sign Marc Cucurella for £50m

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Chelsea FC are willing to sign Brighton’s left-back, Marc Cucurella at £50m asking price. After Champions Manchester City had their £30m bid turned down last week.

The Spanish footballer joined Brighton from Getafe for £15m last summer. And was named as the club’s player of the season after impressing in his debut campaign.

Marc Cucurella, is a 24 year old professional Spanish footballer. Who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Spain national team.

Formed at Barcelona, he spent most of his time there in the reserve team. Making a sole substitute appearance in the Copa del Rey for the first team. He went on to play over 100 La Liga games for Eibar and Getafe. Before joining Brighton in 2021. He made his debut for the senior team in 2021.

Cucurella on Friday handed in a transfer request in a bid to push through a move to City. But the Premier League champions will not pay Brighton’s asking price. With Chelsea now in pole position to sign the 24-year-old.

Sky Sports had on Monday, reported that, the Seagulls had previously rejected a £30m bid for the defender from Pep Guardiola’s side. Who are looking for a replacement for Oleksandr Zinchenko after he joined Arsenal.

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Thomas Tuchel’s side which had only signed Raheem Sterling from Manchester City and Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli. Still keeps abreast of market to sign players to fortify the side that finished third on Premier League table last season.

Cucurella’s compatriot, Marcos Alonso has been linked to exiting the club as Barcelona looks the most promising to sign the 31-year-old this summer. Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta is also wanted by the Spanish giants with the defender having one year left on his deal.

However, Chelsea made Cucurella enjoy a hugely successful first Premier League season after joining from Getafe in a deal worth around £15m last summer. And was named Brighton’s player of the season.

However, Brighton do not want to let Cucurella leave and it would take a huge offer for them to sell as he has four years remaining on his contract at the Amex. Nevertheless, the left-back has now pushed for a move by asking to be sold.

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Bobbyestam August 3, 2022 - 9:24 pm Reply

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