Chelsea are prepared to pay €30m (£27m) to sign Getafe left-back Marc Cucurella, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Getafe only recently signed the 22-year-old from Barcelona on a permanent basis for €10m (£9m), after he spent the season on loan at the La Liga club, but it seems the Blues are willing to triple what they paid for him.
Supporters on Twitter are sceptical about the source of the story and some are not sure Cucurella has the quality to play for Chelsea:
This has got me excited.. not sure if AS is a credible source
— SW6 diaries (@sw6diaries) July 26, 2020
We should stay away from him. Sign Tagliafico
— Billy Gilmour (@BillyGilmourSZN) July 26, 2020
I really like Cucurella. I think he's the type of player we need. Very fast, non stop energy! very young too.
— Ratul Saha (@ratulsaha1891) July 26, 2020
Please just sign a proper left back. I've not watched a lot of him but he is more like wingback.
— Nabeel Khan (@Chelsea_cultist) July 26, 2020
Left back playing left mid. Should stay away
— Viraj Mandhare (@pepe_chelsea) July 26, 2020
I will take this guy because of how lampard wants to play .. PACE!!
— Andreas (@JTyoung26) July 26, 2020
This guy is actually quite good!
— Jam (@Carefree_Jam) July 26, 2020
We all know at the end it's gonna be Ben chilwell
— Rohan (@Rohan_Desai1) July 26, 2020
Just sign him. Chelsea need a strong left back
— Alex OB Visser 🇿🇦 (@Alexvisser_) July 26, 2020
He can only attack. Can't defend 😭😂
— NP (@NosaParker) July 26, 2020
It is thought that Leicester’s Ben Chilwell remains manager Frank Lampard’s first choice to strengthen at left-back, while there have been reports that Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico is the club’s backup option.
Where Cucurella stands in the pecking order of priorities, it is anyone’s guess. The Spaniard looks to be valued at a higher price than Tagliafico so it would be a big surprise if Chelsea are willing to pay more for the Getafe player than the Argentinian international.