and are close to agreeing a fee for the season-long loan deal of to Old Trafford.
The two sides opened discussions over the weekend, with both parties keen to find an agreement.
However, United were taken aback by Chelsea’s demand of a £7m loan fee as they had initially offered around £2m for the Spaniard.
United are already prepared to take on Cucurella’s wages and feel Chelsea’s demand of £7m is excessive.
With time running out in the window, Chelsea are willing to compromise and Marca say an agreement of around £3m is close to being struck.
It’s claimed the deal could even be completed on Wednesday, which would give Cucurella time to be registered for Sunday’s clash against Arsenal.
Despite a disastrous debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, Erik ten Hag holds Cucurella in high regard.
The Spaniard’s form for Brighton convinced Chelsea to part with £62m for the defender, seeing off competition from Manchester City in the process.
United’s determination to sign Cucurella stems from an injury sustained by Luke Shaw, which is set to keep the defender out for up to two months.
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