The Blues are thought to have signalled their intent to pay the big-money price Brighton had held out for, inching the west Londoners near finishing the 24-year-old’s signing.
Brighton are understood to be pushing arduous in direction of a separate deal for Chelsea’s highly-rated centre-back Levi Colwill.
Chelsea are near finishing a £52.5million deal for Brighton wing-back Marc Cucurella, the PA information company understands.
Talks between the 2 golf equipment are understood to be ongoing over whether or not the deal for the 19-year-old can be a mortgage a everlasting switch.
The Cucurella and Colwill offers are utterly separate, however it’s thought each could should be signed off for both transfer to be accomplished.
Chelsea are understood to have agreed private phrases with Cucurella, with the Spain wing-back eager on a Stamford Bridge swap.
Manchester Metropolis had appeared in pole place to signal Cucurella earlier this summer season, however are understood to have refused to satisfy Brighton’s valuation.
Brighton moved to insist no deal had been agreed on Cucurella on Wednesday night nonetheless, posting an announcement on social media.
“Opposite to inaccurate reviews from quite a few media shops this night, no settlement has been reached with any membership to promote Marc Cucurella,” learn a Brighton assertion on Twitter.
Cucurella’s seemingly Chelsea transfer will take the Blues’ summer season spending previous the £150million mark, with Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly the opposite high-profile additions below Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s new possession.
England Beneath-19 midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka and Chicago Hearth goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina are the opposite new recruits already secured by the Blues this summer season.
Chelsea will proceed to press for additional recruits, with one other centre-back and a proper wing-back nonetheless potential additions.
Cucurella’s signature may additionally pave the best way for Marcos Alonso’s lengthy mooted transfer to Barcelona.