Chelsea Receives Boost in Pursuit of Moises Caicedo Despite Liverpool’s Deal with Brighton.
Chelsea’s hopes of securing Moises Caicedo’s signature this summer have received a significant boost, even as Liverpool has agreed on a deal with Brighton. The 21-year-old midfielder has long been linked to a move to Stamford Bridge, as manager Mauricio Pochettino aims to reinforce his midfield lineup.
Sources suggest that Chelsea maintains confidence in securing Caicedo, even though Liverpool has struck a £110 million agreement with Brighton. It appears that the Ecuadorian international has not yet finalized personal terms with Liverpool, despite undergoing a medical examination at the AXA Training Centre on Friday.
Caicedo remains in London, and although Chelsea has not yet submitted an improved offer to Brighton, the club intends to do so. Despite Liverpool’s arrangement with Brighton, it seems Caicedo’s preference leans toward a move to Stamford Bridge.
Interestingly, earlier this summer, Caicedo expressed his aspiration to join the West London team, referring to them as a “very big, historic, beautiful team.” In fact, renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Caicedo has communicated to Liverpool his sole desire to join Chelsea. According to the report, the young player is committed to his decision to accept Chelsea’s personal terms, which were agreed upon since the conclusion of May. In response, Klopp confirmed that Caicedo has indeed reached an agreement to sign for Liverpool.
“We want the player and not any kind of agreement,” stated the Liverpool manager. “What did change is we are a club, we don’t have endless resources. We didn’t expect a couple of things to happen this summer; [Jordan Henderson, Fabinho] – stuff like this. We gave it a go and we will see. I’ve told you now what I know.”
Regardless of whether Caicedo joins Chelsea or Liverpool, both clubs have missed the deadline to register him for the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. Had his registration been completed with the Premier League by Friday noon, he could have been eligible for selection when Chelsea and Liverpool face off at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.