Chelsea to open talks with Brighton for the signing of Moises Caicedo

Chelsea are interested in signing Moises Caicedo, a midfielder for Brighton and Hove Albion, but there is still much to be done to get his signature

Other Premier League teams have shown interest in Caicedo, including Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal, with the Seagulls placing their asking price at more than £70 million.

Caicedo had previously been in the middle of a prospective transfer drama involving both Chelsea and Arsenal. Both clubs made offers for the 21-year-old during the most recent January transfer window, but they were ultimately unsuccessful. Caicedo ultimately decided to sign a contract extension with the beach club.

However, Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has indicated to SkySports that Caicedo might leave the team in the summer, foreshadowing what will undoubtedly be a turbulent summer for the player. This drama may stretch the entire summer transfer window due to the midfielder’s high asking price and the number of clubs that are interested in him. Chelsea has continued to be interested in the player, but Jones has made it clear that it will be difficult for the Blues to complete the transaction.

At first glance, it could appear that Chelsea does not need to reinforce in the midfield because finding a goalscorer is generally regarded as the top priority. But it should come as no surprise that the West London club is looking for a player to strengthen them in the middle of the park given that N’Golo Kante is getting older, Manchester City are about to start talks with Mateo Kovacic, and The Guardian is reporting that Chelsea have withdrawn from a move for Manuel Ugarte.

Caicedo is a young, talented midfielder who excels at versatility. This season, he has even played right wingback for De Zerbi. The 21-year-old and Enzo Fernandez would probably make an excellent midfield pairing, but as Jones mentioned, the transaction is still far from being finalised and anything may happen at this point.

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