The hijacking saga once more continues but this time with Chelsea the victor or looking like the victor for now in the Cucurella deal.
This summer transfer window has been quite the interesting one for neutrals watching the game play out in the transfer market.
For Chelsea fans, it’s been one of anxiety considering every player the club has so far been linked with has either being hijacked in the hijacking saga with Barcelona or somehow ended up signing for another club.
But somehow, the Blues are set to hit gold against Manchester City target, Marc Cucurella as Chelsea has so far swung in to hastily hijack the deal from the Etihad outfit.
According to reports, negotiations with the Spanish left-back have been positive with Italian transfer pro, Fabrizio Romano revealing personal terms have already been agreed upon.
Direct talks between Chelsea and Brighton took place on Monday to discuss the potential fee and as reported the player that could be involved in a swap deal for the player.
Brighton are believed to have requested the sum of £50m and in addition, Levi Colwill in the negotiations.
Prior to Chelsea hijacking the move, Manchester City had initially reached agreement on personal terms with Cucurella with Brighton failing to do same.
Manchester’s bid for the player was a £40m fee which Brighton rejected and the English champions have refused to improve on.
This gives Chelsea an upper hand in hijacking the move for the Spaniard as potential contract has so far been approved.
For now, it all depends on both clubs agreeing a deal as Marc Cucurella is all in to join Chelsea.
Chelsea and Brighton are expected to meet again today.
Unless Barcelona swoops in to continue the hijacking saga again, Marc Cucurella should be expected to be in Blue come next season if Manchester City maintains their stand.