Chelsea have agreed to sign Brighton and Spain remaining-back again Marc Cucurella for ‘more than £50million’, in accordance to Fabrizio Romano.
Premier League champions Manchester City had produced an endeavor to sign the 24-calendar year-aged but had been unable to pay back Brighton’s asking rate.
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The Citizens have currently turned their awareness elsewhere and are reportedly shut to signing Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have been on the hunt for defensive reinforcements all summer season following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
They have brought in Kalidou Koulibaly for £34m and skipped out on lengthy-time goal Jules Kounde, who joined Barcelona.
Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are envisioned to stick to Christensen and Rudiger out the door amid noted desire from Barca.
Chilwell returned from personal injury on the past day of the 2021/22 marketing campaign, but his comeback has not set Chelsea off pursuing a offer for Cucurella.
The Spaniard could perhaps work as 1 of Thomas Tuchel’s three central defenders, with Chilwell playing as a wing-back again.
It was described on Wednesday that Chelsea had been explained to by Brighton to increase their bid for Cucurella, and it appears they have done just that.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have had a £52.5m provide acknowledged by the Seagulls just after agreeing own terms with the ex-Getafe gentleman on Monday.
Cucurella will indication a whopping 6-12 months deal immediately after expending a single year with Premier League rivals Brighton.
Albion have been eager to contain defender Levi Colwill in the deal, nonetheless, that does not show up to have come to fruition.
Having said that, the youngster is nonetheless ‘on the verge’ of becoming a member of the south coast club in a independent transfer.
Chelsea have requested for a invest in-back clause to be integrated in the deal, which appears to be the explanation why it has not long gone by means of nonetheless.
Colwill only signed a new Blues offer last summertime, in advance of joining Huddersfield City on mortgage for the year.
He aided the Terriers access the perform-off last, in which they dropped 1- to Nottingham Forest following the 19-year-old’s very own purpose at Wembley.
David Ornstein exposed on Wednesday that Colwill was Brighton’s ‘top target’ as a substitute for Cucurella.