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Chelsea keen to replace Marc Cucurella with 21-year-old Archie Brown

Marc Cucurella not leaving Chelsea despite Sevilla interest

Chelsea eyeing replacement for Marc Cucurella

Chelsea Football Club is preparing for a summer makeover of their left-back position, with sources indicating that they are looking for a replacement for Marc Cucurella.

Cucurella, who has been unable to find his footing since his £62 million arrival from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2022, is presumably on the way out as Chelsea look to reorganize their defensive lineup.

Chelsea’s left-back options are now restricted to Cucurella and vice-captain Ben Chilwell as Lewis Hall and Ian Maatsen left on loan. However, Cucurella’s average performances and a lengthy absence due to an ankle injury have forced Chelsea to consider other options.

Archie Brown, 21, currently playing for Belgian club Gent. Brown, who started his career as a winger before moving to left back, has impressed scouts with his performances in Belgium. Brown, who stands at 6’3, is versatile enough to play centre-back when necessary.

Several clubs, including West Ham United, Juventus, AC Milan, Lyon, and Nice, have expressed interest in Brown, whose market value is estimated at £15 million.

Chelsea, on the other hand, seem determined to secure his services as they seek to strengthen their defensive lineup for the coming season.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino expressed concern about the lack of height in his defensive ranks and sees Brown as a possible treatment.

While Chelsea’s pursuit of Brown heats up, fans are eagerly awaiting more developments as the summer transfer window approaches.

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