‘Definitely’: Chelsea lining up move for midfielder who was ‘superb’ against them this season - journalist

Journalist Simon Phillips has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea are lining up a move to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton.

The Blues could be set with their very own exodus of first team players in the position as early as next summer.

The futures of Jorginho and N’golo Kante are currently very unclear. There are currently no indicators that either player will sign a new deal that will keep them at Stamford Bridge.

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Todd Boehly has been hesitant to offer the Frenchman the terms he is hoping for to remain in West London.

The midfielder’s injury record has left it very difficult to warrant him still being one of the highest paid players at the club for another four years.

As for Jorginho, there may be slightly more optimism that a deal is eventually agreed.

Chelsea in for Caicedo

The Italy international has always given off signs that he is extremely happy at the club.

However, there are reported fears among figures at the club that he is willing to let his contract run down in an attempt to secure a return back to Serie A.

He of course played for Napoli before joining Chelsea alongside then manager Maurizio Sarri.

Phillips has claimed that this could see the club look to bring in as many as two new faces in the midfield, although they certainly have their eye on Caicedo.

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He said: “I think the way things are looking at the moment, Chelsea are potentially going to look to bring in two new midfielders within the next two windows. And Caicedo is definitely one of them on that list.”

Chelsea will already be well aware of the ability the midfielder possesses. He was described as ‘superb’ when the Seagulls beat the Blues earlier this season.

There are also rumours that the club will look to add one of England’s midfield options next summer, with Declan Rice or Jude Bellingham both potentially available.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released