Chelsea Are Close To Signing Brighton Defender Marc Cucurella

Chelsea are on the verge of a deal to sign Spain international full-back Marc Cucurella from Brighton.
The defender, 24, handed in a transfer request after interest from Manchester City, but they did not pursue a move and deemed the fee too high.

Chelsea sources are confident of concluding the transfer, however Brighton said “no agreement has been reached with any club” in a statement.

Cucurella was with Brighton for just one season after joining from Getafe.

He would become Chelsea’s third summer signing after forward Raheem Sterling and defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Blues have also agreed a £20m fee with Aston Villa for teenage England youth international Carney Chukwuemeka.

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