Chelsea have reportedly gone into the running to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion. The Manchester City target has a £50million price tag on it.
Chelsea are now exploring the option of signing the Spaniard, according to a report in the Daily Mail. The report claims that the Blues see him as a replacement for Marcos Alonso.
Brighton are aware of the interest in Cucurella and have put a £50million asking price on the player. The side turned down Manchester City’s £35m offer for the left-back and the Cityzens have not returned with a better offer.
The report adds that Cucurella has submitted a transfer request and is considering joining the Etihad. However, Pep Guardiola’s side, who see him as a replacement for Joao Canceloare, have yet to make a move.
Manchester City sold Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal earlier last month after the Gunners met their asking price. They are light in the full-back department and want to improve their options before the summer transfer window ends.
Manchester United have been pushing to sign Chelsea and Manchester City
Paddy Kenny spoke to Football Insider about Marc Cucurella earlier this summer and claimed Manchester United should try to sign him. He added that the Spaniard would fit well into Erik ten Hag’s system and would be an upgrade for Luke Shaw.
Speaking about Chelsea and Manchester City’s goal, Kenny said:
“Cucurella is exactly the guy they should sign, he tore them apart over the weekend. I feel like Man United are just signing names. Varane has not worked for them yet. You’re looking at Brighton. They have such a brilliant scouting network, some of the players signed them out of nowhere, it’s remarkable.”
“That’s what Man United need. Don’t sign names, sign players who improve your side. If they can’t copy Brighton’s network then just try to sign Cucurella, that would probably be easier. You have the money, do it.” whatever it takes because he’s a good player.”
Cucureella won Player of the Year and Player of the Year awards at Brighton last season.
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