- Chelsea have agreed a £52.5 million deal with Brighton and Hove Albion to sign left-back Marc Cucurella for six years
- Cucurella is expected to become Chelsea's fourth signing of the summer after Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Gabriel Slonina
- The 24-year-old Spain international's first full season in the Premier League was a success as he was voted Brighton's best player of the season last term
Premier League heavyweights Chelsea are on the verge of stealing a march on Manchester City for top target Marc Cucurella, Sports Brief understands.
The Blues have offered Brighton and Hove Albion in excess of £50 million for the services of left-back Marc Cucurella.
Chelsea moved swiftly for the Brighton fullback following the Jules Kounde disappointment and are within touching distance of completing a long-term deal for the Spaniard.
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He will be in London on Thursday morning together with his agents for his mandatory medical tests.
The 24-year-old was also a target for Manchester City but the reigning Premier League champions were unwilling to meet Brighton’s valuation of their prized asset.
He made 34 appearances for Brighton with his only goal for the Seagulls coming against Manchester United last season.
Chelsea have already augmented their squad this summer by signing Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly and have added goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire to their roster.
Chelsea enter race for Man City target Marc Cucurella
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea have officially entered to race to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton and Hove Albion.
The fullback has attracted interest from a host of top Premier League clubs, with Manchester City keen on getting him.
Pep Guardiola's side need cover for Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has since joined Arsenal. Their other left-back is Benjamin Mendy, who is out on suspension due to non--football related issues. Joao Cancelo has been deputizing, albeit wonderfully, his natural position is a right-back.