Chelsea make dig at Brighton as Cucurella deal confirmed

Chelsea make dig at Brighton as Cucurella deal confirmed

Chelsea have completed the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton in a deal worth in excess of £60m.

The 24-year-old, who has agreed a six-year deal, was registered in time to feature against Everton on Saturday Night Football.

Chelsea took a dig at Brighton when announcing the deal, repeating the format of their Tweet earlier this week denying reports that an agreement had been reached for the defender.

He follows the arrivals of Raheem Sterling from Man City (£47.5m), Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli (£33m), Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire (£12m) and Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa (£20m) for a total expenditure of £172m so far.