Chelsea will reportedly have to pay £80 million to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton and Hove Albion.
Arsenal and Liverpool are also reportedly keen on the 21-year-old Ecuador international midfielder.
The report has added that Brighton “value Caicedo highly”, and that it could take at least £80 million for the Seagulls to enter into negotiations for him.
Could Chelsea sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton and Hove Albion?
In our view, Chelsea could be able to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer transfer window.
Yes, the former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners have a lot of midfielders on their books now, but it is likely that some will leave.
According to The Guardian, Mason Mount could move to Manchester United, while Mateo Kovacic could switch to Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
French star N’Golo Kante is out of contract at Chelsea in the summer of 2023.
So, if the Blues are able to offload two or three of their midfielders in the summer transfer window, then they would be able to bring in Caicedo, who is “incredible” and “is the full package”, according to his Brighton teammate Adam Lallana.
We believe that the youngster himself could be attracted by the prospect of moving to Chelsea, especially given Pochettino’s track record of working with and improving young players at Tottenham Hotspur.