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Marc Cucurella: Chelsea negotiating £50m deal for Brighton left-back, Man City unwilling to meet asking price | Transfer Center News

Chelsea are in talks to sign Brighton left-back Mark Cucurella and are prepared to pay a asking price of £50m for Manchester City.

The Spaniard turned in a transfer request on Friday to push for a move to City, but the Premier League champions will not pay Brighton’s asking price and Chelsea are on pole position to sign the now 24-year-old. is in position.

The Seagulls had previously rejected a £30million offer from Pep Guardiola’s full-back, who is looking to replace Arsenal-joined Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Cucurella enjoyed a highly successful first Premier League season after joining from Getafe last summer on a deal worth around £15m, and was named Brighton’s Player of the Season.

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Brighton do not want Cucurella to leave and with four years left on his Amex contract, it would require a huge offer to sell. is pushing forward.

Chelsea are now in doubt about the future of left-back Marcos Alonso and Barcelona are reportedly hoping to sign the 31-year-old this summer. Wanted by the Spanish giants, the defender has a year left on his contract.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to fuel speculation about the transfer of Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.

First choice left-back Ben Chilwell, who joined Leicester for £50m in August 2020, has returned to full form in pre-season after missing much of last season with a knee injury.

This summer, the team led by Thomas Tuchel Raheem Sterling £47.5m from City and Defenders Kalidu Koulibaly From Naples on a £33 million deal.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga comes on before the penalty shootout
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Kepa Arrizabalaga comes on before the penalty shootout

Naples are in negotiations with Chelsea Goalkeeper Loan Agreement Kepa Arrizabalagaaccording to Italian sky.

The West London club has suggested it will pay three-quarters of his salary, centered around some bonuses Chelsea are seeking as part of the deal.

Naples is currently reluctant to pay them and the intermediaries involved in the deal are working to find a solution.

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Substitute Kepa Arrizabalaga was brought on for penalties, but after failing to save Liverpool’s 11 kicks, he slipped into his own half to clinch the win for Jürgen Klopp’s side.

Chelsea signed Kepa for £71.6m from Athletic Bilbao in August 2018, paying a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper.

But the 27-year-old failed to impress during his time at Stamford Bridge, making just four Premier League appearances last season as the club’s second choice behind Edouard Mendy. .

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