Moises Caicedo speaks out for first time after Chelsea had bid rejected to sign him this month

Moises Caicedo has claimed in an interview with Brighton that he is focussed on the future with his current club despite interest from Chelsea.

The Blues had their first bid for his services rejected last week, as they look to add the final touches to what has been a sensational winter transfer window.

The additions of Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke in attack have brought a lot of excitement over what the future holds at Stamford Bridge.

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These have complimented the likes of Benoit Badiashile, who has already impressed greatly in his two starts for the club.

However, a midfielder is certainly a position they should look to address. They could be facing an exodus in the summer.

Both Jorginho and N’golo Kante have contracts which expire at the end of the campaign, and the Italy international in particular is showing no signs of committing his future.

Caicedo speaks about future

This has led to interest in Caicedo, with reports suggesting they are looking to bring in the Ecuador international this month.

Now, the midfielder has spoken, claiming he is aware of the rumours but will continue to be a professional for the seaside club.

He said: “I am focussed on Brighton. I am here, I’m playing every day. Things from outside don’t trouble me, nor does it take that focus away because I’m focussed only on here. I handle [the speculation] well.

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“You hear rumours here and there, but I only try to be focused on the club where I am now, the club which opened the doors for me to be playing every week.”

There are reports that Caicedo is not the only midfielder the club are interested in.

It has been claimed they have revived interest in Enzo Fernandez, with the potential of another week of drama in the transfer market to come.

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