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Marc Cucurella to price Chelsea as much as £63m as Brighton lastly settle for supply

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The defender’s transfer is ready to be confirmed imminently (Image: Getty)

Chelsea have lastly agreed a charge with Brighton for defender Marc Cucurella, although the Blues have needed to decide to a switch package deal that might attain £63million.

The west London membership thought that they had struck a deal earlier within the week for a charge of round £52m, however Brighton launched an announcement denying the stories – and have now pushed a really arduous discount.

In keeping with The Athletic, Chelsea can pay a assured up-front sum of £56m, along with an additional £7m in numerous add-ons and clauses.

The 2 golf equipment had additionally been in talks over a deal for highly-rated younger defender Levi Colwill, with Brighton having been eager to safe a everlasting switch for round £20m.

However the 19-year-old will as an alternative be a part of the south-coast membership on mortgage – with no charge concerned – with Chelsea’s insistence on a buy-back clause creating an deadlock in talks over a everlasting deal.

In the meantime, in keeping with switch knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano, Cucurella’s transfer to Chelsea is so superior that he’s already in London and has efficiently accomplished a medical.

The Spaniard simply must put pen to paper on his new long-term contract and there’s optimism that the deal may be accomplished and introduced on Friday.

Cucurella turns into one of the vital costly defenders ever (Image: Getty)

Chelsea might want to register Cucurella earlier than noon to ensure that him to be a part of Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the opening weekend of the brand new Premier League season, with the Blues taking over Everton on Saturday afternoon.

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The 24-year-old – who solely price £15m when he moved to Brighton lower than a 12 months in the past – doubtlessly covers two downside positions for Chelsea of their back-line.

Along with offering cowl and competitors for Ben Chilwell at left wing-back, Cucurella additionally performed because the left-sided centre-back in a again three on the backend of Brighton’s Premier League marketing campaign.

He has not been coaching with Brighton for the previous few days amid the hypothesis surrounding his future, so he might take a while to earn a spot within the Chelsea beginning XI.

Cucurella received Brighton’s Participant of the Season and Gamers’ Participant of the Season awards final time period and had additionally been chased by Manchester Metropolis, however the Premier League champions balked at his asking value.

Colwill, in the meantime, will achieve beneficial top-flight expertise with the Seagulls earlier than returning to problem for a spot within the squad subsequent season.

Chelsea nonetheless hope to make quite a lot of different additions earlier than the switch window closes and Tuchel nonetheless desires to strengthen his back-line additional, with Leicester Metropolis’s Wesley Fofana the subsequent man they’re hoping to usher in.


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