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Chelsea must pay at least £45million to win the race for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, according to SunSport.
And they’ll also have to beat Manchester City and Tottenham to sign the Spain left-back.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel, heartened by the news that Todd Boehly’s £4.25billion takeover of the club has cleared its final hurdle, is planning a major overhaul of his defence.
Cucurella fits in after a stellar first season in England following a £15.4million transfer from Spanish club Getafe.
Tuchel has to lose left-back Marcos Alonso who is keen to return to Spain.
Manchester United are reportedly set to land ahead of Chelsea next week with an offer for RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku.
Danny Drinkwater has left Chelsea for good, describing his time at the club as “a business move gone wrong”.
The midfielder has made just 23 appearances for the Blues since joining in 2017, his last competitive game in the 2018 Community Shield.
And in a farewell to his Instagram account, Drinkwater, 32, described his turbulent time in west London.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5382568/chelsea-takeover-news-live-jules-kounde-todd-boehly-cucurella-exclusive-nkunku-transfers/ Todd Boehly £4.25bn takeover COMPLETED, opening offer for Kounde, £45m Marc Cucurella EXCLUSIVE