Chelsea rejected Manchester City’s secret approach to sign this Chelsea star

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According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano via Metro, Chelsea rejected a ‘secret approach’ from Manchester City to sign left-back  Marc Cucurella.

Pep Guardiola’s side secretly tried to bring in left-back Cucurella during the January transfer window but Chelsea turned down Manchester City’s approach.

Cucurella ended up staying at Chelsea, though, and was then linked with a loan to United this summer as they looked to find cover for injured star Luke Shaw.

But that move eventually fell through for a number of reasons as United ended up signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from Tottenham instead.

Cucurella joined Chelsea in a £62m deal from Brighton last summer but the Spaniard has endured a tough spell Stamford Bridge so far.

The 25-year-old has been an unused substitute in all four of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season.