Report: Chelsea could make bigger bid for 'fantastic' player soon, his manager's admitted he could leave
Reports have claimed that Chelsea are about to make an improved bid to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo this month.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are considering coming back into the market for the Ecuadorian after looking to improve the middle of the park.
Last week saw the club have a bid of around £55m rejected as they looked to add the 21-year-old to their lavish January transfer window.
It hasn’t stopped there though. Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana have also been signed as part of a set of young additions for the future.
Caicedo would certainly suit that mantra, while also being an assured starter for the remainder of this season.
Chelsea may return for Caicedo
Now, the Daily Mail have claimed that they are considering bidding again to ensure he joins this month.
Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi has claimed already that he cannot guarantee he stays this month, as the potential of a move to Stamford Bridge lingers.
Caicedo is a player that Graham Potter has plenty of experience with. He handed the midfielder his debut in the Premier League last season.
The manager has previously described him as ‘fantastic’, suggesting he would be more than happy with being reunited with his former player.
Enzo Fernandez was another midfielder that the club were reportedly interested in signing earlier in the window, although they were unable to stump up the cash that Benfica required to let him go.
This saw them turn their attention to the Brighton man, and if he leaves the overachievers will surely feel the effects after losing Leandro Trossard this month too.