The Blues are likely to make their initial bid for Moises Caicedo this week.
Chelsea are poised to make their initial bid for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo this week, according to reports.
According to journalist Simon Phillips, the Blues will make an initial bid for the 21-year-old midfielder in the coming days.
The key sticking point is said to be if Graham Potter’s team is willing to fulfill the midfielder’s £70 million valuation.
“I’ve been informed to expect a first offer from Chelsea this week to test the waters,” Simon Phillips told GiveMeSport.
Chelsea would prefer to first agree on a cost with Brighton, and then meet with Caicedo’s new representatives, who join on January 18th, to finalize the deal
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Chelsea would want to first agree on a cost with Brighton, and then meet with Caicedo’s new agents, who join on January 18th, to work out personal conditions, which are not believed to be an issue. The question will be whether Chelsea can reach an agreement with Brighton and whether they are willing to pay the £70 million reported amount for Brighton to let their star midfielder to leave this month.”
Moisture is a major concern for many people.
It appears that there is still more work to be done before Caicedo becomes a Chelsea player, but the Blues have already demonstrated their capacity to close deals quickly during the January transfer window.
There has been tremendous spending under the new Blues ownership during their one-and-a-half seasons in charge, making it difficult to anticipate what will happen next.
Despite the numerous additions, many Chelsea fans believe there is still much work to be done in the midfield.
Caicedo, who is now fifth in the Premier League with Brighton, may be a terrific addition at Stamford Bridge.
Potter rated the Ecuador international as “outstanding” as an all-action defensive midfielder.
Chelsea should make this Caicedo trade materialize if it is financially feasible.
It appears that the Blues have overspent on key players in recent months, but completing a deal with Brighton has always been tricky.
Alan Shearer tipped the Brighton star to be a “top player” after watching him at the World Cup during the winter. Hopefully, that can be in Chelsea colours.