Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton for £52.5m, however a deal has not been accomplished for the left-back.
Numerous sources concerned in the deal have instructed Sky Sports News a deal has been agreed in principle.
Brighton have since denied a deal has been reached. The Seagulls’ pursuit of Chelsea defender Levi Colwill is complicating a transfer.
“Brighton have mentioned so far as they’re involved this deal is not agreed with anybody yet, opposite to a lot of experiences from quite a few retailers,” mentioned Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
“We also needs to bear in thoughts, quite a few individuals concerned in the negotiations and the deal are telling us, and plenty of different retailers, they really feel a deal has been agreed in principle, that Chelsea are keen to pay £52.5m for him, the participant desires to go to Chelsea. As far as they’re involved, he’s going to be a Chelsea participant and in reality a medical has been booked.
“But he’s a Brighton participant and if they’re saying the deal hasn’t been completed yet, it doesn’t matter what we’re being instructed by different sources concerned in negotiations, the deal has not been accomplished yet.
“It might be sophisticated as nicely as a result of Brighton are additionally in signing younger Chelsea participant Levi Colwill. I do not assume that deal goes to be concerned in the Cucurella deal however these are negotiations occurring in parallel.
“Numerous sources are nonetheless telling us the participant is assured that he’s going to change into a Chelsea participant.”
The Spaniard handed in a switch request on Friday in a bid to push via a transfer to Manchester City, however the Premier League champions did not need to pay Brighton’s asking worth for the 24-year-old.
The Seagulls had beforehand rejected a £30m bid for the full-back from Pep Guardiola’s facet, who’re wanting for a substitute for Oleksandr Zinchenko after he joined Arsenal.
Cucurella loved a massively profitable first Premier League season after transferring from Getafe in a deal price round £15m final summer season and was named Brighton’s participant of the season.
Brighton did not need to let Cucurella depart and it took Chelsea’s big provide for them to promote as he had 4 years remaining on his contract on the Amex.
Chelsea moved for Cucurella with doubts surrounding the way forward for left-back Marcos Alonso, with Barcelona reportedly wanting to sign the 31-year-old this summer season. Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta can be needed by the Spanish giants with the defender having one 12 months left on his deal.
First-choice left-back Ben Chilwell, who joined from Leicester in August 2020 for £50m, missed the vast majority of final season with a knee harm however has returned to full health in pre-season.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet have made two signings this summer season with the arrivals of Raheem Sterling for £47.5m from City and defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli in a £33m deal.
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