Marc Cucurella desires to join Manchester United (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)Manchester United and Chelsea are on the verge of reaching an agreement for the loan deal of Marc Cucurella to Old Trafford for the duration of the season.
However, United were surprised by Chelsea’s request for a £7m loan fee as they had initially proposed approximately £2m for the Spaniard.
United are already willing to take on Cucurella’s wages and believe that Chelsea’s demand of £7m is excessive.
With the transfer window closing soon, Chelsea are open to compromise and according to Marca, an agreement of approximately £3m is close to being reached.
Cucurella has not made an appearance this season. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)It is asserted that the deal might even be finalized on Wednesday, which would give Cucurella ample time to be registered for the clash against Arsenal on Sunday.
Despite a disastrous debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, Erik ten Hag holds Cucurella in high esteem.
The outstanding performances by the Spaniard for Brighton convinced Chelsea to pay £62m for the defender, defeating competition from Manchester City in the process.
United’s determination to secure Cucurella’s services stems from an injury sustained by Luke Shaw, which is expected to sideline the defender for up to two months.
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