- Club closing in on Brighton midfielder, their top target
- Lavia also wanted by Sunday’s opponents Liverpool
Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Moisés Caicedo from Brighton and are attempting to hijack Liverpool’s move for Roméo Lavia after submitting a £48m bid for the Southampton midfielder.
Caicedo is Mauricio Pochettino’s top midfield target this summer and talks between the clubs are understood to have progressed this week. Brighton have been holding out for at least £100m for the Ecuador international but it is unclear if Chelsea will agree to pay that much. Chelsea, who hope to have Caicedo signed in time to face Liverpool on Sunday, have been trying to negotiate a lower fee and their most recent bid was worth £80m.
Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/aug/09/chelsea-hope-to-seal-moises-caicedo-deal-in-time-for-seasons-opener under the title “Chelsea hope to seal Moisés Caicedo deal and lure Roméo Lavia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.