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Chelsea 'agree to raise Marc Cucurella bid beyond £52m' - but fans are pleased about it

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton, leaving fans pleased despite being worth up to £10million more than planned.The Blues have been going back and forth with the Seagulls over defender Cucurella, 24.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed earlier this week that the transfer had been agreed for £52m, with youngster Levi Colwill heading in the other direction.Brighton publicly denied the "inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets" on Wednesday (August 3) evening, but it appears progress has now been made.

Romano tweeted on Thursday night that Chelsea will pay £55m, with a potential £7m in add-ons.READ MORE: Gary Neville slams Chelsea owner Todd Boehly for acting like he's 'playing Football Manager'Crucially, 19-year-old Colwill is no longer involved in Cucurella's move.

He will head to the Amex on loan for the season in a separate deal.Chelsea fans were relieved to hear the highly-rated centre-back, who spent last season with Championship side Huddersfield, would still be their player.One wrote: "Good deal.

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