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05th Aug 2022

Chelsea body Brighton with hilarious tweet confirming Cucurella signing

Daniel Brown

Absolutely brutal from Chelsea

Chelsea appeared to troll Brighton and Hove Albion with their announcement tweet for Marc Cucurella after announcing the signing of the defender.

The Blues reportedly reached an agreement in principle to sign the Spanish left-back from Brighton for £52.5m earlier this week, however, Brighton were quick to deny such reports.

A tweet from the club’s Twitter account on Wednesday said: “CLUB STATEMENT: MARC CUCURELLA. Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella.”

Now, after confirming the signing of the 24-year-old on a six-year deal, Chelsea seemingly took a swipe at Brighton by copying the format of their initial tweet that claimed that no agreement had been reached.

The Blues tweeted: “CLUB STATEMENT: MARC CUCURELLA. Following reports from numerous media outlets this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella.”

Cucurella joined Graham Potter’s side from Getafe in a deal worth £15m last summer, but was a standout performer in his debut season.

The defender submitted in a transfer request after hearing of interest from Premier League champions Manchester City, with the Seagulls placing a £50m price tag on him as a result.

City were unable to submit a bit close enough to their demands, which led to Chelsea joining the hunt to sign the 24-year-old.

The Blues had already signed three players this summer, with Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Kouliably and Gabriel Slonina all joining the club. As well as this, Aston Villa youngster Carney Chukwuemeka also agreed on a move to Stamford Bridge.

Blues defender Levi Colwell has made the move to Brighton on loan as part of the Cucurella deal.

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