Chelsea think that Brighton’s Moises Caicedo is a realistic signing for them this summer and will move quickly to get him, according to reports.

Moises Caicedo, who’s just 21, has been an instrumental player for a Brighton side that are guaranteed a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League this season.

Therefore, it’s no real surprise the aggressive defensive midfielder is a popular name in the transfer rumour mill.

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Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Brighton’s midfield star is attainable for clubs to sign this summer.

In particular, Chelsea won’t wait around with their interest and plan to have early discussions about the 21-year-old transfer target.

“Chelsea do not want to waste any time with their business. I know that Chelsea have other options beyond Caicedo, but he is attainable in the next window and there will also be at least two other Premier League clubs interested, so I’ve been told to expect early talks on that one,” Jones told GiveMeSport.

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Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has admitted there’s a possibility Caicedo could leave Brighton this summer.

Sky Sports claimed in the January transfer window that Brighton rejected a £70million bid from Arsenal for Caicedo.

It does sound more likely that he could be leaving the Amex Stadium this time around, though.

He’s a superb midfielder that has proven himself to be a powerhouse in the Premier League this season, so you can fully understand why top clubs are linked with him.

Can Chelsea persuade him to join without the offer of European football next season?

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