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Chelsea finalising Marc Cucurella signing; Levi Colwill to affix Brighton

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Chelsea have agreed a deal to signal Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, 90min can verify, with Levi Colwill set to maneuver in the other way in a separate deal.

Cucurella was needed by Manchester Metropolis earlier this summer season however the Premier League champions refused to satisfy Brighton’s asking value of over £50m, as a substitute strolling away from negotiations after their £40m supply was rebuffed.

That allowed Chelsea to open their very own talks with Brighton, with the Blues rapidly voicing their willingness to satisfy the specified sum. Now, 90min can verify that an settlement has been struck between the 2 sides.

Cucurella has already agreed private phrases with Thomas Tuchel’s facet and, with a switch payment now agreed, the 24-year-old is ready to go to Stamford Bridge to turn into the subsequent signing of the Todd Boehly period.

Throughout the negotiations, Brighton have been working to signal Chelsea teenager Colwill, who’s now anticipated to go to the Amex Stadium in a deal value round £25m which can stay separate to the signing of Cucurella.

Importantly, Chelsea have agreed a buy-back clause for Colwill which is known to take a seat across the £40m mark.

19-year-old Colwill, who shone on mortgage with Huddersfield City final season, was eager to go away Chelsea this summer season following the Blues’ dedication to signal three new centre-backs to handle the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, successfully shutting the door to his possibilities of a everlasting promotion to the senior facet.

Cucurella, who can play on the left of a again three in addition to in his pure function at left-back, is the second defensive signing made this summer season, following the arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly.

Raheem Sterling has additionally joined, as has Chicago Hearth goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, whereas a £20m deal to signal Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka can be near completion.

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