MARC CUCURELLA is one step away from joining Chelsea – with reports claiming the Brighton star has passed his medical exam.
The Seagulls banned Cucurella from training earlier on Thursday as the Blues’ £62million move drew closer.
Despite Brighton’s claim NO deal was in effect Fabrizio Romano has announced that Cucurella is in London tonight.
The sought-after full-back – who is also wanted by Manchester City – has now passed a medical ahead of his move to Stamford Bridge.
Various papers will be signed shortly, allowing Chelsea to finally confirm the deal after Brighton rejected an agreement last night.
And Romano adds the Blues will pay a fixed fee of £55m, with £7m in add-ons.
Chelsea kid Levi Colwill will then join Brighton on loan after initially being reported as being on a permanent deal.
Cucurella was set to join Man City this summer after making a transfer request.
The champions fell through with multiple offers for the former Barcelona youngster, with the most recent reaching just £40million.
But Brighton insisted they would not consider a deal for less than £50m.
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And earlier this week, Chelsea hijacked the deal after a push from Thomas Tuchel and new owner Todd Boehly.
Cucurella becomes Chelsea’s third signing, just as many days after goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina and midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka.
The Blues already called on striker Raheem Sterling and defender Kalidou Koulibaly earlier this summer.
And there was more good news on Thursday when legendary captain Cesar Azpilicueta refused Barcelona to sign a new two-year deal.
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They also hope to land Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong from Barca.
Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay remain linked with Chelsea after slipping down the pecking order at the Nou Camp.
RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko and Inter Milan full-back Denzel Dumfries are also rumored to be on the Blues’ wish list.
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