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Chelsea are on the verge of signing Marc Cucurella from Brighton to bolster their defence.
The Blues have agreed a £52.5million deal with the Seagulls, according to Sky Sports.
The west Londoners have beaten Manchester City in an intense bidding war for the full-back’s signature.
Manager Thomas Tuchel needed reinforcements all summer after Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are confident of sealing the deal for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.
And talks with Barca are said to be ‘hurried’ as they try to finalize the deal ahead of the new season.
Manchester United have tried to sign him but De Jong has rejected their approaches despite the Blaugrana accepting an offer of around £72m from the Red Devils.
Negotiations are underway, according to Sport and the midfielder is said to be more open to a move to Stamford Bridge – while he has been reluctant to move to Old Trafford.
Barcelona are still charging the same fee agreed with the Manchester giants.
However, any deal can include transfer targets Cesar Azpilicueta or Marcos Alonso going the other way.
And both Chelsea and United have met Red Bull Salzburg star Benjamin Sesko’s agent as the Austrian giants battle to keep Europe’s hottest striker.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Sesko’s agent Elvis Basanovic has had “direct” talks with United on at least two occasions and met with the Blues bosses last week.
The main result is said to be that the highly-rated centre-forward can make decisions about his own future.
However, that could change if one of the clubs makes a big formal offer for the Slovenia international.
Finally, Chelsea are ready to offer Leicester star Wesley Fofana a lucrative £200,000-a-week deal.
However, the Foxes have made it clear they will only consider a sale if an offer of at least £85million is made.
According to The Daily Mail, Fofana’s salaries could increase dramatically if he decides to join the Blues.
The centre-back fueled speculation about a move to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday when he removed Leicester from his Twitter bio despite signing a long-term deal with the club in March
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