Chelsea are likely to increase their bid after all to land Moises Caicedo온라인바카라(21-Brighton & Hove Albion), who they have flagged as their ‘top’ target this summer. It is understood that they are still pushing for a move despite having previously made a €80 million bid that was rejected.
Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert on the European soccer transfer market, said on social networking services (SNS) on Sept. 29 (KST), “Chelsea still want Caicedo. They have not changed their (transfer market) plans, maintaining that they want to sign him despite Brighton’s £80 million bid.”
Chelsea have been interested in Caido since last summer. The Blues were said to have made an offer for the midfielder, who has excelled in the English Premier League (EPL) at a young age and is regarded as a quality midfielder. However, negotiations did not go well at the time and the club was not in a hurry to sign a midfielder.
This summer, however, things have changed. Chelsea are rebuilding after a summer transfer window that saw them sell a number of midfielders, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek (27-AC Milan), Mateo Kovacic (29-Manchester City), Mason Mount (24-Manchester United), and N’Golo Kante (32-Al-Ittihad), following a poor campaign last season. As a result, they are now in need of a new midfielder. In the meantime, the Blues have renewed their interest in Caicedo and have identified him as a “top priority” target.
Chelsea have reportedly already finalized a personal agreement with the player. The problem was that Brighton were adamant that they would not sell and would only negotiate if they were offered more than £90 million. After having three previous bids ‘rejected’, the most recent offer of £80 million was also rejected.
Eventually, Chelsea made a decision. They’re planning to up the ante in order to land Caido one way or another. While no specific transfer fee has been mentioned yet, Romano’s report suggests that the Blues will increase the fee and insert additional options as part of their new bid.
Chelsea are keen on Caicedo’s ability to get involved in midfield battles with his physicality and mobility, as well as his defensive prowess and technical skills such as ball control and passing. In particular, it is reported that the club has high hopes for him as a successor to Kante, who recently left the club after serving as a “core” player for the past seven years.