- Marc Cucurella will join Chelsea after the club announced that a deal had been reached for the transfer of the Spanish defender
- Brighton will receive a record transfer fee for the deal as Chelsea shared a video of Cucurella expressing his excitement to link up with the club soon
- The signing eases pressure on head coach Thomas Tuchel who was short of defensive options ahead of the new season
Chelsea have today confirmed the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton and Hove Albion. The Premier League giants took to their social media pages to confirm the completion of negotiations between all the involved parties.
Top sports journalist Fabrizio Romano had confirmed the transfer two days ago, only for Brighton to rebuff the claims.
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However, Chelsea has since posted a video of Cucurella confirming he will soon be linking up with his new club.
In a statement, Chelsea FC has said,
Following reports from numerous media outlets this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella.
Cucurella had been a prime target for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, who were looking to fill the gap left by Oleksandr Zinchenko, who joined Arsenal.
But City walked out of negotiations after they failed to agree on a fee, paving way for Chelsea to swoop in.
In an impressive debut season, Cucurella won Brighton & Hove Albion’s Players' Player and Supporters' Player of the season at the end of season awards back in May.
Chelsea is yet to release the finer details of the deal.
Cesar Azpilicueta extends his Chelsea deal to 2024
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Chelsea captain César Azpilicueta had opted to extend his stay with the Blues until June 2024.
The veteran Spanish defender was reportedly angling for a move away from Stamford Bridge amid keen interest from Barcelona.
Azpilicueta, who turns 33 this month, was open to joining Xavi but he was never so keen to leave Chelsea as to position himself in opposition to the club in the way that Lewandowski had done at Bayern Munich.
Source: Sports Brief News