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Soccer News of Monday, 28 August 2023


Transfer: Chelsea’s Cucurella close to joining Man Utd

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Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella is very close to joining Manchester United.

The Red Devils are keen on agreeing a deal to sign the Spain international. The defender moved to Chelsea in a £62 million deal in 2022 from Brighton.

He, however, endured a nightmare debut campaign with the Blues.

Cucurella has not started a competitive game for Chelsea under Mauricio Pochettino.

Manchester United’s first-choice full-back, Luke Shaw, is injured, and Erik ten Hag looks forward to quickly signing an emergency option for the position.

With Shaw set to spend two months on the sidelines, United made an informal offer to Cucurella on Saturday.

Marca reports that he is now close to completing a loan switch to Old Trafford.