Man Utd eye summer move for Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella
Romano believes that despite being one of their top targets, United has not yet made an official offer for the Spain international, who moved to the Blues from Brighton last summer in a deal worth more than £60 million.
At Stamford Bridge, Cucurella has had trouble maintaining consistency thus far, and he might depart the team after just one season. Tottenham Hotspur had been connected to him earlier in the summer, but it appears that they have lost interest in the 25-year-old.
He made 33 appearances and two assists in all competitions in his first season at Chelsea last year, playing for both Graham Potter and Frank Lampard as they ended 12th in the Premier League standings while giving up 47 goals.
Ben Chilwell has started each of Chelsea’s first three league games of the new season, while Cucurella has been listed as a substitute, indicating that new manager Mauricio Pochettino prefers the former over the latter.
If Man United could finalize the transfer in the next few days, the former Brighton star would be a good addition. He is adaptable and can play a variety of positions, including left wing-back.
Cucurella is one of three left-backs Man Utd is interested in, according to Fabrizio Romano, as they try to add a new full-back before the transfer market ends on September 1.
In an effort to find a Luke Shaw successor, Ten Hag has started talks with former Leicester City defender Ryan Bertrand on a potential transfer.
Following a muscle injury, Shaw will be sidelined for a number of weeks, and with Tyrell Malacia also out, United will be without a left-back specialist. Diogo Dalot was forced to play on the left side of defense by Ten Hag against Nottingham Forest over the weekend, but he was awful in a narrow 3-2 comeback victory.
The Red Devils must add another left-back to their roster for the season as they also sold Brandon Williams to Championship team Ipswich.
Transfermarkt places Cucurella’s value at £30 million, although United hopes to borrow him instead due to their tight financial restrictions.