Wednesday night, there were rumors that Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion had reached an agreement on a transfer cost and other terms for the defenseman Marc Cucurella.
Brighton & Hove Albion have denied there is an agreement for the sale of Marc Cucurella.
Brighton & Hove Albion have denied that an agreement has been reached with Chelsea for the sale of Marc Cucurella.
Despite considerable speculation, Brighton and Hove Albion have issued an official statement declaring that they have not agreed to sell Marc Cucurella.
On Wednesday evening, it was claimed that Chelsea had beaten Manchester City to the signing of the Spanish defender, negotiating a deal of £50 million with the Seagulls.
Cucurella, who can play at wing-back, full-back, and in a back-three, would be the Blues’ third acquisition of the summer, following Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, and would have put an end to the club’s protracted search for a left-sided defender.
In anticipation of the agreement, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano even tweeted his signature phrase "here we go"
However, Brighton shut down reports later on Wednesday night as they released a club statement on Twitter which read: “Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella.”
Earlier in the day, it was claimed that negotiations between Brighton and Chelsea had stalled because the two teams couldn’t agree on a price or whether to include Colwill in the deal.
A tweet from Brighton’s account stated:
"Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella. — Brighton & Hove Albion" (@OfficialBHAFC) August 3, 2022
Colwill was anticipated to leave as part of the deal after impressing on loan at Huddersfield Town last season.
Romano has already responded on Twitter to a fan who claimed he "lied to us" by replying, "We will see who lied."
Colwill, Chelsea’s youthful and highly rated center-back, has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this summer, including Brighton, and could join them for roughly £20 million.
Cucurella, on the other hand, had a good first season at Brighton last season after joining from Getafe for £15 million, guiding the Seagulls to their best-ever Premier League position of ninth.
For Graham Potter’s team last season, he made 38 appearances, The Barcelona academy graduate starting at left-back he registered one goal and two assists.