Moises Caicedo is certainly doing a good job at keeping Chelsea fans on their toes this month.

Supporters from Stamford Bridge continue to be sent down different alleyways by the Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder.

They are none the wiser whether Caicedo will be heading to South West London or not in January, following the club’s persistent pursuit of the player.

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The drama has repeatedly unfolded throughout the winter window, with enough twists and turns to fill a six-part television series.

Friday provided plentiful amounts of palaver.

What is going on with Moises Caicedo?

Yesterday, Caicedo reportedly handed in a transfer request to Brighton, and then went public on social media about his desire to leave.

In the follow-up episode, the 21-year-old apparently did not turn up for training today, as he attempts to force a move out of the Amex.

Now, according to Ben Jacobs, the Ecuador international ‘will not return to Brighton until after the transfer window closes’.

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This is some revelation, and a clear indication that Caicedo wants out immediately.

Whilst his South Coastal employers are said to be intent on keeping him, this latest act of defiance might play their hand.

It may also encourage Chelsea that they are still in with a chance of signing their midfield target.

Jacobs claims Caicedo’s suitors ‘haven’t given up’, a chase that might go down to the final hour.

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