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Newcastle United are interested in signing Chelsea full-back Marc Cucurella according to a report in The Mirror.

Cucurella joined Chelsea last summer as the Blues paid £60 million for the left-back but this season, he’s clearly failed to maintain his Brighton form at Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino has Ben Chilwell in his squad which is why the new manager is ready to sell Marc Cucurella and the rumours are suggesting Chelsea are even ready to accept £30 million for the 24-year-old.

Chelsea have one of the biggest squads in the whole of Europe so to balance their books they will be selling a lot of players this summer and if the rumours are correct then they are even ready to suffer big losses from some of these sales.

Cucurella’s current deal with Chelsea will expire in 2028 which means the Blues are willing to suffer a 50% loss.

Should Poch sell off Marc Cucurella?

Marc Cucurella was one of the most attack-minded full-backs when he was at Brighton but he’s found it really hard to adjust to life at Chelsea.

He started 21 Premier League games in the 22/23 season where he managed only two assists and it’s clear that Pochettino is putting his money on Ben Chilwell for the next season.

Chilwell is also a top player as well but he’s massively injury prone which is why we think the new Chelsea boss should hold onto Marc Cucurella.

It makes no sense to sell off the 24-year-old for just £30 million because once Cucurella leaves, Ben Chilwell’s backup will be 18-year-old Lewis Hall. Hall is very young and inexperienced and if Chelsea are serious about getting back to the Champions League then an academy graduate cannot be Plan B.

Newcastle United will be more than happy to pay £30-35 million for Marc Cucurella and there’s a big chance even the player will be ready to jump ship and play for a Champions League side.

Chilwell is a great talent but he started only 15 league games this season and if he cannot remain fit next campaign then it will be a massive headache for Mauricio Pochettino.