Marc Cucurella was confirmed to have agreed a £50 million deal with Chelsea, with Levi Colwill also included, but Brighton disputed Fabrizio Romano’s tweet.
On Wednesday night, Brighton and Hove sent a tweet stating that Marc Cucurella has not been permitted to join Chelsea, in contrast to incorrect rumors from several media sites.
Even if Marc Cucurella doesn’t join Chelsea right away, the wait was worthwhile for the Twitter drama alone. We’ll find out who lied between Brighton and Fabrizio Romano soonest.
According to rumors, Chelsea is willing to trade Marc Cucurella for Levi Colwill and offer Brighton the same opportunity.
Manchester City has been strongly associated with Cucurella this summer, but they no longer have any interest.
The team of Pep Guardiola is searching for a successor for Oleksandr Zinchenko, who recently joined Arsenal.
City, though, were unwilling to match Brighton’s £50 million asking price after the south coast club rejected a proposal of £30 million.
Despite this, Cucurella might be leaving the Amex Stadium soon, with Chelsea leading the race to sign him.
To potentially move Colwill in the opposite direction, the Blues are attempting to arrange with Brighton for what could be a game changer for the Stamford Bridge-based club.
The center-back prospered while on loan at Huddersfield last season, but Thomas Tuchel views him as expendable.
Colwill is a graduate of the Chelsea academy, but he is prepared to leave the club permanently unless he is promised regular first-team playing time at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel is still trying to bring in at least two more defenders before the transfer window closes on September 1. This makes it appear doubtful.
The Evening Standard reports that Chelsea is mulling a £30 million deal plus Colwill, who they value at £20 million.
But it is unclear if it would be enough to wrest the Spaniard away from the gulls.
Cucurella earned Player of the Year for Brighton last season and is still a crucial component of Graham Potter’s plans.
The 24-year-old’s contract with Amex runs through 2026, and Brighton is not in a rush to offload him.
Cucurella is admired by Tuchel, who may consider using him as a left-sided center-back.
In addition, he would provide Ben Chilwell competition at left wing-back, where Marcos Alonso is set to leave if a deal for Cucurella is reached.
At Goodison Park, Chelsea will face Everton in the opening Premier League game of the day on Saturday.
Who is Marc Cucurella?
Marc Cucurella, a left-back for Premier League team Brighton & Hove Albion and the Spain national team, was born in Spain on July 22, 1998. He was born in Barcelona and spent the majority of his time there in the reserve squad, only making one Copa del Rey appearance for the first team as a substitute.
Cucurella, who was raised in Alella, Barcelona, Catalonia, began playing futsal at FS Alella before joining the RCD Espanyol youth teams in 2006 before joining FC Barcelona in 2012.lutter