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    Marc Cucurella is one step away from joining Chelsea – with reports claiming the Brighton star has passed his medical.

    The Seagulls banned Cucurella from training earlier on Thursday as the Blues’ £62million move edged closer.

    Despite Brighton claiming NO deal was in place, Fabrizio Romano has revealed Cucurella is in London.

    The in-demand full-back – also wanted by Manchester City – has now passed a medical ahead of his move to Stamford Bridge.

    Various paperworks will soon be signed, allowing Chelsea to finally confirm the deal after Brighton refuted an agreement last night.

    And Romano adds that the Blues will pay a fixed fee of £55m, with £7m in add-ons.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are leading the way in the Premier League in terms of summer spending after also topping last year’s chart having splashed £150m.

    And this window, they’re nearing that figure again having spent £119m on the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

    North London rivals Tottenham are a close second, having spent £99m.

    Manchester City and Leeds then follow, with Liverpool behind.

    Chelsea have forked out £85m on Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, which is more than what West Ham and newly-promoted Nottingham Forest have spent.

    Man Utd follow in ninth just in front of Newcastle, having splashed £65m on Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia.


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