Caicedo ‘determined to join Chelsea’ after Brighton immediately reject fresh bid: Reports

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Moises Caicedo could again miss out on a dream transfer from Brighton.


The Ecuadorian midfielder failed to push through a move to Arsenal in January worth in the region of £75million – with Chelsea’s offer of £80m this summer swiftly rejected by the transfer chiefs on the south coast.

The 21-year-old is said to be determined to move on two years after he joined the club from Independiente del Valle for a fee in the region of just £4.5m.


Furthermore, Chelsea are thought to be looking into the potential signing of Romeo Lavia from Southampton – who might well come cheaper thanks to the relegation of his parent club.

The Athletic report that Caicedo is again keen to leave despite signing a new contract that runs until 2027 earlier this year.

Owner Tony Bloom is said to be firm in his stance, which could well change if a bid in the region of £100m comes in.


The report adds that Chelsea are considering alternative options, including Lavia of Southampton who is a central target of Liverpool.

The Athletic