Chelsea eye £23m-rated ace as alternative to Leicester’s Ben Chilwell

According to Goal’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, despite Chelsea being increasingly confident of signing Ben Chilwell this summer, the Blues have identified Marc Cucurella as a potential alternative option.

Goal claim that Leicester would likely demand a fee similar to the one that took Harry Maguire to Manchester United last summer for left-back Chilwell.

Marc Cucurella, who is on loan at Getafe from Barcelona, will leave the Blaugrana in a pre-agreed permanent deal to Getafe this summer.

Once Cucurella’s permanent switch is sealed, the ace’s release clause at Getafe would reportedly be £23m (€25m), this could be a quality move for the Blues if they baulk at Chilwell’s asking price.

Cucurella has impressed at Getafe.

Cucurella is capable of playing at either full-back or at left-midfield, the ace’s wing-back style could be a perfect fit for Chelsea’s system.

The 21-year-old has five assists and a goal to his name from 26 appearances for Getafe in La Liga this season.

With the ace two years younger than Chilwell, and available for a considerably lower fee – should the Blues make Cucurella their priority left-back target?

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