Marc Cucurella’s immediate future remained unclear last night – after an extraordinary evening of demands and rebuttals.
The Albion defender could still join Chelsea but no deal was finalized last night.
His club responded to reports to the contrary with a sharply worded statement that went to the media and was published on its own digital platforms.
The Argus understands that Albion and Chelsea keep in touch and have a good relationship.
Fans were amused, confused and amused as the Seagulls fiercely hit back at reports that appeared to stem from an initial Fabrizio Romano Twitter post.
CLUB STATEMENT: MARC CUCURELLA.
Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club on the sale of Marc Cucurella.
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 3, 2022
The Milan-based Tweeter told his 10.5million followers that there is a “full agreement” between Albion and Chelsea in a deal worth more than £50million.
He gave his trademark “Here we go” endorsement to the deal, adding that the transfer was “done.”
The tweet remained pinned to the top of his Twitter page last night.
Albion’s statement followed about an hour later.
It read: “Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets tonight, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella.”
There’s no indication a possible deal with Stamford Bridge was dead – but it wasn’t made last night.
More communication between clubs is likely today with Albion’s season opener at Manchester United just three days away.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/20599076.marc-cucurella-saga—stands-dramatic-evening/?ref=rss Marc Cucurella saga – as it stands after a dramatic evening