Chelsea troll Brighton with Cucurella announcement

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Less than 48 hours after Brighton debunked news that they are yet to agree terms with Chelsea for Marc Cucurella, Chelsea have now officially confirmed the deal.

Chelsea announced the deal via its official website: “Marc Cucurella has signed for Chelsea on a six-year contract from Brighton & Hove Albion.”

On signing for Chelsea, Cucurella said: “I’m really happy. It’s a big opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world and I’m going to work hard to be happy here and help the team.”

Todd Boehly said about the deal: “Marc is an elite defender of proven Premier League quality and he further strengthens our squad going into the new season.

“We continue to work on and off the pitch, and we’re delighted Marc will be a part of the present and future at Chelsea.”

Brighton had tried to debunk the news, with a controversial report on Wednesday.

The Seagulls wrote: “Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella.”

Cucurella had since been in London, and completed his medical on Thursday.

Welcome to Chelsea, Marc Cucurella.