Chelsea is expected to complete the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton today with Levi Colwill heading in other direction.
Chelsea in race against time to announce yet another signing today before the opening match against Everton.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 4, 2022
Chelsea only officially announced a new signing yesterday, and today, they could be set to announce yet another!
Todd Boehly is moving mad this summer window and he is really looking to back Thomas Tuchel with exactly what he wants in the market to improve his squad and get them challenging at the top again.
Carney Chukwuemeka arrived from Aston Villa yesterday and he got straight involved with first team training. Tuchel will be hoping to do the same with Marc Cucurella today, who is expected to join from Brighton.
Fabrizio Romano has been completely on top of this deal all the way through, and he has the latest on the situation over night.
Chelsea and Brighton have been preparing contracts in the night in order to get Marc Cucurella deal signed on Friday. Medical was perfect and Thomas Tuchel is now waiting for him. 🔵📑 #CFC
Fee confirmed as advanced earlier: £55m guaranteed plus £7m in add-ons to Brighton. pic.twitter.com/Q9evTxD01m
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2022
The medical has been passed, the fee has been agreed, personal terms were agreed days ago, and now, the contracts were being prepared over night so that they can announce the move by midday today, meaning he will be eligible to play for his new team in their season opener at Everton on Saturday.
As per the Premier League regulations, the Blues would have to register Marc, or any new signings, by 12 noon for him to be available for selection at Goodison Park.
Marc Cucurella last ever goal for Brighton pic.twitter.com/Di0CJYyz9h
— First and Last ever Goal ⚽️ (@FirstLastGoal) August 3, 2022
Chelsea to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton with Levi Colwill heading in other direction.
Cucurella heading to Stamford Bridge, highly-rated teenager Levi Colwill will head in the other direction – although it’s taken Chelsea and Brighton a while to agree the nature of the move.
Colwill was due to arrive on a permanent basis with a buyback clause, but the two clubs have now agreed to a straight loan. As it stands, the deal will not include an option to buy although that could change as terms are not yet fully finalised.
Brighton, though, hope they will complete a deal for Colwill in time for him to be involved at Manchester United on Sunday.