CHELSEA have reportedly reached a total agreement with Brighton to sign versatile star Marc Cucurella for £52.5million.
The Blues have acted fast to snare the Seagulls star to Stamford Bridge after Manchester City deemed the Spaniard as too expensive.
AFPBrighton left-back Marc Cururella is set to join Chelsea on a £52.5million deal[/caption]
This led the West London outfit to press ahead with a move for the 24-year-old, who can play as a left-back, left wing-back and left centre-back.
And according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the ex-Getafe ace is now set to undergo a medical before penning a six-year deal.
Chelsea‘s agreement with Brighton will also see talented defender Levi Colwill swap the capital for the south coast.
He tweeted: “Marc Cucurella will be in London on Thursday morning together with his agents.
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“Chelsea have already booked medical tests then contract until June 2028 will be signed.
“Fee will be £52.5m for Cucurella and then Brighton will buy Levi Colwill in a separated deal.”
The Italian reporter then declared that the Blues have inserted a buy-back option in the ex-Huddersfield loanee’s deal to the Amex Stadium.
Cucurella had handed in a transfer request to force through a move to the Citizens, but they were unwilling to pay more than £30m.
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Pep Guardiola is now looking to bring Anderlecht ace Sergio Gomez to the Etihad as an alternative to Cucurella.
The 21-year-old joined the Belgian side from Borussia Dortmund a year ago and made 39 appearances last season, scoring six goals.
Cucurella’s arrival at Chelsea will now likely see Marcos Alonso leave the club, with Barcelona known to be keen on the full-back.
Defender Malang Sarr is also expected to depart before the end of the window with Monaco and Fulham keen to sign him on loan.
A centre-back remains a priority for boss Thomas Tuchel with Leicester’s Wesley Fofana eyed up, but the Foxes are holding out for around £85m.
Meanwhile a striker is also on the radar following Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan with Red Bull Salzburg ace Benjamin Sesko a reported option.