Furthermore, the Blues are prepared to include teenage defensive back Levi Colwill in a trade involving multiple players and a large sum of money.

Published: 01 August 2022

Despite persistent rumours to the contrary, Brighton reportedly held firm in their demand for £50 million and Manchester City reportedly gave up their pursuit of the Spaniard.

The left-availability back’s has piqued Chelsea’s interest. The Evening Standard reports that the Blues are in talks with the south coast side to include 19-year-old Colwill in the deal.

After an impressive loan season with Huddersfield last year, Colwill has been linked with a move away from the club this summer and is reportedly worth over £20 million.

According to reports, boss Thomas Tuchel asked Todd Boehly to manage talks with Brighton. After seeing Cucurella play for Getafe in 2019 and 2020, the German became a fan.


As rumours of a transfer involving Marcos Alonso to Barcelona persist, it seems likely that Chelsea would like to add depth at left back. The lack of development in negotiations between Brighton and Manchester City has given Chelsea an opportunity to pounce.

It is speculated that the Blues and the Seagulls will be holding talks today. Despite the fact that Cucurella is rumoured to have his sights set on joining the Etihad.

The 26-year-old has submitted a transfer request in order to quit the Seagulls, making his intentions clear. This past Saturday, the Albion defeated Espanyol 5-1 in a friendly match at the Amex, although Cucurella did not play.

However, the Blues appear to have pounced on the opportunity to snag him as his transfer to City hangs in the balance. So far this summer, Chelsea has spent just about £85 million on two new players: Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.

However, head coach Tuchel has conceded his team is “not ready” for the new season, thus extra additions are required. Although Cucurella still wants to join Pep Guardiola’s City squad, the club will need to increase their offer if they hope to secure the ex-Barcelona player.

City is said to have made a proposal for Cucurella of around £35 million. That was shot down in flames, and now it’s being said that City is looking at other possible players. Raphael Guerreiro, a left back for Borussia Dortmund, is supposedly one of them.

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