The fullback, who makes roughly £9.1 million per year, has agreed to personal terms with the 25-year-old.
Fabrizio Romano, a well-known Italian journalist, posted on his X account:
“Understand Manchester United and Cucurella have reached an agreement in principle on personal matters. “The green light has arrived on the player side.”
“Manchester United will not negotiate for another left back right now because they want to complete the Cucurella deal with Chelsea.”
The Old Trafford club had also filed a bid to sign Marcos Alonso from Spanish champions Barcelona.
However, if Romano’s statements are to be believed, United will not pursue the Catalan defender and will instead concentrate on acquiring Cucurella.
The one-cap international has Premier League experience, although he excelled most recently with Brighton.
Unfortunately, he struggled along with the rest of the Chelsea team last season, as the Blues finished in the bottom half of the standings.
He has yet to play for the London club this season, and he is expected to miss tonight’s League Cup tie against Wimbledon as he nears a move to Manchester United.
In the absence of Shaw and Malacia, is Marc Cucurella good enough to enhance Erik ten Hag’s left-back position?