Chelsea and Napoli linked to Getafe wing-back Marc Cucurella

Napoli and Chelsea have both been linked to in-form Getafe wing-back Marc Cucurella by separate reports.

Marca say Napoli have identified the left-sided player for a summer deal while Diario AS cite a report from The Metro that the player was on Chelsea’s wanted list.

The versatile player, most often deployed at left-back, is currently on a season long loan deal at the high-flying Madrid-based club from Barcelona.

The Barcelona-born defender made just one first-team appearance for the Blaugrana during his time there – against lower league Real Murcia in a Copa del Rey appearance two seasons ago – before spending last season on loan at Eibar.

The Spain Under-21 international has once more impressed this campaign on loan at Getafe, who have an option to make the move permanent for €6m in summer, but Barca will retain a 40% clause to buy him back permanently.

It is said that Los Azulones have already put in place the agreement to see Cucurella join them permanently and he would subsequently have a €25m release clause.

That somewhat convoluted agreement could complicate any summer move, but Cucurella is sure to be one of the most in-demand players this summer.

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