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.

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They have already announced deals to strengthen particularly the attack. Signings have included Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke on a mix of big-money and loan moves.

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.

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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.

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