Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion agree Marc Cucurella transfer (**UPDATE**: NOT!!!)

UPDATE: The Athletic claims that “nothing” has actually been agreed yet. Nothing, you hear! You get nothing! Nothing! Good morning, sir.

UPDATE 2: Brighton themselves have confirmed that NO AGREEMENT has been reached. LAUGH OUT LOUD. The gloves are off. Fabrizio in the mud.

(Or the Levi Colwill negotiations are playing a bigger part than previously reported and expected.)


Get ready for some hair product endorsements! Marc Cucurella is about to become a Chelsea player, with the Blues agreeing a £52.5m transfer for the 24-year-old left back with Brighton & Hove Albion today.

Chelsea moved rather quickly to get this deal signed, sealed, and delivered, agreeing terms with the player and the team in short order after Brighton’s talks with Manchester City fell through. While City were not willing to meet Brighton’s terms, Chelsea were able and willing to do so — especially as Cucurella had been on our radar for the past couple of years, starting when he was still playing in Spain.

Business between the teams may not be done just yet however, with young Levi Colwill possibly moving in the other direction on a separate deal. That’s not yet a certainty, but Chelsea may yet retain a buyback clause even if he does leave, which certainly could prove useful in the future.

In any case, here we go!

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