Chelsea and Cucurella have reached an agreement: the transfer will cost more than 50 million euros.

Chelsea FC are prepared to pay £50 million for Brighton’s left-back Marc Cucurella after Champions Manchester City’s £30 million deal was rejected last week.

The Spaniard joined Brighton from Getafe for £15 million last summer and was crowned the club’s player of the season following a remarkable first season.

Cucurella threw up a transfer request to City on Friday, but the Premier League winners would not pay Brighton’s asking price, putting Chelsea in prime position to sign the 24-year-old.

According to Sky Sports, the Seagulls earlier rejected a £30 million deal for the defender from Pep Guardiola’s side, who are searching for a replacement for Oleksandr Zinchenko, who joined Arsenal.

Thomas Tuchel’s team, which has only signed Raheem Sterling from Manchester City and Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, is still looking to strengthen the squad that finished third in the Premier League standings last season.

Marcos Alonso, Cucurella’s compatriot, has been linked with a move away from the club, with Barcelona seeming the most likely to sign the 31-year-old this summer. The Spanish giants are also interested in Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who has one year left on his contract.

Cucurella, who joined Chelsea from Getafe in a move for roughly £15 million last summer, had a highly successful debut Premier League season and was awarded Brighton’s player of the season.

Brighton, on the other hand, does not want Cucurella to leave, and it would take a significant offer for them to sell because he has four years left on his contract at the Amex. However, the left-back has pushed for a transfer by requesting to be sold.

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