Chelsea would need 75m to sign Caicedo from Brighton

Moises Caicedo, a midfielder for Brighton and Hove Albion, may now cost Chelsea more than £75 million

Mykhaylo Mudryk was acquired by the Stamford Bridge team, and it now seems the Blues’ pursuit of the Ukrainian forward may have an impact on the remainder of their January transfer activity.

There is no doubt about Chelsea’s interest in Caicedo, and earlier this week Simon Phillips on GiveMeSport claimed that the west London club would probably approach the Ecuadorian international soon.

Prior to Caicedo’s September replacement of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, the 47-year-old worked for Chelsea manager Graham Potter at the Amex Stadium. Chelsea appears to be looking for a central midfielder this month, no doubt in large part because N’Golo Kante, Denis Zakaria, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all now sidelined with injuries.

Although some reporters, like Dharmesh Sheth, claim a deal is still conceivable, the Premier League club’s chase of Argentina World Cup champion Enzo Fernandez came to a sudden and very unsavoury conclusion, and this has likely forced them to Caicedo as an alternative target.

Given that the Blues have already reached agreements on deals for Benoit Badiashile, Joao Felix, and Mudryk, the latter of which would cost £88.5 million, he might become Chelsea’s fourth first-team acquisition of the transfer window. And according to Jacobs, the transfer cost may now have an impact on Caicedo’s value to Brighton.

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