Marc Cucurella to Chelsea transfer twist as Brighton deny £52.5m deal is agreed

Brighton have issued a statement denying reports claiming they have agreed to sell Marc Cucurella to Chelsea in a £52.5million transfer. The Blues were understood to have struck a deal with their Premier League counterparts after Cucurella accepted personal terms on a six-year contract, but it appears the deal is not as close as first thought to being completed.

The club said in a statement: “Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella.”

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