Chelsea is “very sure” they would make a “serious offer” to Brighton & Hove Albion for midfielder Moises Caicedo this summer
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of the Blues, will be hoping that co-owner Todd Boehly can close a deal for South American during the market.
Fabrizio Romano, a transfer expert, claims that Chelsea and Caicedo have reached an agreement on the specifics of their personal conditions. The Blues and Brighton will now negotiate a fee, as reported by the Daily Mail. The Italian journalist asserted on Wednesday morning that Chelsea will begin negotiations with Premier League rivals about the 21-year-old’s transfer within 24 to 48 hours.
Despite valuations of £100 million or more being published elsewhere, CBS reporter Ben Jacobs asserted that it might take a transaction for around £80 million (£70 million plus £10 million in add-ons) to persuade the Seagulls to sell. Rudy Galetti, a journalist, recently stated to GIVEMESPORT that he anticipates Chelsea to make a second approach for Caicedo after having their initial £60 million offer rejected.
As they search for reinforcements in the middle of the park, the Blues will need to replace N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic, who have moved on to Al-Ittihad and Manchester City, respectively. Additionally, according to Jones, Chelsea has been selling players “as a point of urgency” to make room in the team for Pochettino’s additions. Caicedo, described as a “top player” by Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi, had a standout season with the Seagulls, contributing to the team’s sixth-place finish and run to the FA Cup semifinals the previous year.
The 32-cap Ecuadorian international played in 92% of the Premier League’s available minutes during the course of 37 matches, appearing almost constantly for De Zerbi’s team. A combative presence in the centre of the park, the holding midfielder made an impressive 2.7 tackles and 1.5 interceptions per game while playing in the top division, earning him a WhoScored rating of 6.92 for his performances. In order to improve upon the Blues’ dismal 12th-place Premier League record from the previous season, Pochettino will therefore want to see a deal for Caicedo secured in the coming weeks.
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