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Chelsea star drops transfer hint over Marc Cucurella to Man Utd transfer

Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson may have hinted at Marc Cucurella’s possible move to Manchester United in the coming days of the transfer window.

It comes as the Spanish star has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with contact already made over the possibility of a loan deal.

United are on the lookout for a cheaper option in the transfer window when it comes to their left-back options, with Luke Shaw and Malacia both injured.

When it comes to Cucurella, the links follow a poor first year with the club, following his £62m switch from Brighton last summer.

The Spaniard was crowned player of the season for 2021/22 for the Seagulls, which prompted the interest from the west London side.

The left-back struggled to settle down properly as a number of high profile mistakes combined with disappointing results to create a difficult atmosphere.

And Cucurella was booed several times by Chelsea supporters over the course of last season, with many unhappy with the signing.

And heading into the new season under head coach Mauricio Pochettino, the 25-year-old defender seemed unlikely to be part of the plans going forward.

He is yet to start any of the Premier League matches thus far, with Ben Chilwell and Colwill preferred on the left-side. That has led to the interest from Manchester United, who are in the market for a left-back after a few injury concerns.

Fabrizio Romano claims opening contact has been made by the Red Devils for Cucurella in hopes of landing a cheap loan, though no offer has been made at this stage.

Posting that information to Instagram, Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson happened to like the post put up by Romano, seemingly hinting at the move.

But, it remains to be seen whether the move will go ahead, but with Chelsea open to an exit, it could be one to keep an eye on.

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