Chelsea FC have received many a basket this summer. Neither Raphinha (25) nor Jules Koundé (23) – both moved to FC Barcelona – were able to land the Blues. Brighton & Hove Albion left-back Marc Cucurella (24) does not want Chelsea to be turned down again. Accordingly, the Londoners go on the offensive.
As transfer insider Fabrizio Romano reports, Chelsea and Brighton are in concrete talks about changing the Spanish curly hair. The blues also want to start negotiations with the player side in the next few hours, it is said. The Londoners want to keep the transfer process as short as possible and also build a defensive talent from their own ranks in Levi Colwell (19) into the deal to throw Manchester City out of the race.
Negotiations between City and Brighton have recently been put on hold, The Athletic reported. As a result, the Seagulls do not want to move away from their asking price of the equivalent of 59.5 million euros. City is not yet ready to put this sum on the table. Chelsea now sees the ideal time to straddle Cucurella. The player himself, however, reportedly prefers a move to coach Pep Guardiola’s team.