Chelsea could make a move for Brighton and Hove Albion playmaker Moises Caicedo ‘in the coming days’, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.
The Premier League giants are reportedly targeting a central signing before the end of the window, with the midfield seen as a priority position that needs strengthening, and the 21-year-old has been identified as an ideal candidate.
The Ecuadorian’s contract at The Amex isn’t set to expire until 2025 but his club are open to sanctioning a sale should they receive a substantial fee, and an update on the Blues’ stance has now emerged.
Taking to Twitter, Jacobs revealed that Chelsea could make an approach for Caicedo as early as this week after securing Mykhaylo Mudryk.
“Chelsea still hope to add a midfielder next (after Mudryk). Moises Caicedo remains a target. Multiple sources believe they will try in January, but Brighton want £75m+. Brighton maintain they have received no offers for Caicedo yet, but there is still a feeling #CFC may move in the coming days.”
TIF thoughts on Caicedo to Chelsea…
Chelsea’s recent slump in form shows the clear need for reinforcements this month, and Caicedo would be an excellent signing for Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge.
The Seagulls star is a defensive-minded midfielder who currently averages 2.9 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per league game, showing the catalyst he can be in the centre (WhoScored), winning the ball back and springing his side onto the front foot.
Caicedo won’t come cheap, as Jacobs stated, but Todd Boehly has to splash the cash should he want to fend off competitors and secure his target before the deadline.