Chelsea have ‘Completed’ Marc Cucurella deal from Brighton.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Chelsea has reached an agreement in principle to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton for £52.5m, but a deal has not been completed for the left-back.
According to Sky Sports News, numerous sources involved in the deal said that a deal has been agreed in principle.
Cucurella has been in-demand all summer following an impressive debut Premier League campaign. Man City were the early frontrunners, with Pep Guardiola keen to sign a new left-back.
But the Premier League champions pulled out of a move over Brighton’s staunch £50m demand. City had a £40m bid rejected by the Seagulls and that was as high as they were willing to go.
Cucurella handed in a formal transfer request last week and was granted time off to clear his thoughts. The 24-year-old missed Brighton’s pre-season friendly with Espanyol.
However, that will be an entirely separate transfer to the one that will see Cucurella join Chelsea. The west Londoners’ offer is not a player-plus-cash proposal.
Chelsea are usually keen to include a buy-back clause in any transfer that sees their young stars leave permanently. Brighton are understood to prefer a clause that will allow the Blues first refusal if a bid from another club is made. That is the same deal Chelsea have with Crystal Palace for centre-back Marc Guehi.
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