Marc Cucurella: Chelsea name former Barcelona star as alternative for Ben Chilwell

Marc Cucurella: Chelsea name former Barcelona star as alternative for Ben Chilwell

- Marc Cucurella could be on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer

- The Spaniard has been penciled the Spaniard as a quality addition to Chelsea squad

- Frank Lampard is hoping to seal a deal for the Getafe star since Ben Chilwell's plot is becoming twisted

- Cucurella's deal with his Spanish League outfit expires in 2024, the same time Chilwell's deal with Leicester City runs out

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Former Barcelona star Marc Cucurella has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Premier League giants Chelsea this summer.

The Blues sealed their Champions League spot on EPL final day following their 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.

Cucurella, 22, currently plays for Spanish League side Getafe and he has been listed as an alternative for Leicester City's Ben Chilwell for Frank Lampard as reported by AS.

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Meanwhile, SunSport reveals that the Stamford Bridge outfit is ready to splash about £27million for the La Liga star having been considered as a much cheaper alternative to the Foxes star.

SunSport, however, reports that the 23-year-old Briton could force his way out of the King Power Stadium to play Champions League football with the Blues next campaign.

Cucurella was impressive after leaving the Camp Nou for Getafe in 2018 - a performance that earned him a permanent deal the season after.

And barely one season after penning a substantial deal with the same club, he has attracted the attention of Lampard whos is hoping to strengthen his backline for next term.

The Spain Under-21 international made 37 appearances for the club who finished eighth in La Liga this term - 25 of those which resulted in wins or draws in the league for Jose Bordalas’ side.

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Marc Cucurella: Chelsea name former Barcelona star as alternative for Ben Chilwell

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is also said to be fascinated with the left back's pacey displays for his club earlier this year.

But the London rivals appear to be taking the lead for the signature of the Spaniard as Lampard seems unsure about the future of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

Chelsea have already completed the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech joining from RB Leipzig and Dutch giants Ajax.

While they await the arrival of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz if all parties agree a deal on the transfer of the German star.

SunSport reported last month that the £90 million rated Bayern Leverkusen is a target for the Stamford Bridge side this summer.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United are now at the forefront to sign £60million rated Ben Chilwell from Leicester City amid interests from rival clubs including Chelsea and Manchester City.

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The English defender has emerged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top priority as the Red Devils boss continues to build the team in a bid to challenge for the title next season.

And the move will cast doubt over the future of Chilwell’s England team-mate Luke Shaw.

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