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Chelsea in huge transfer blow with Brighton making decision on Moises Caicedo move | The Sun
August 3, 2023
CHELSEA have suffered a huge transfer blow in their hopes of signing Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
The Ecuadorian international was one of the Blues main transfer targets this summer as new manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to strengthen his midfield options.
Chelsea only have Conor Gallagher and Enzo Fernandez as senior central-midfielders in the squad following the exits of N'Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Matteo Kovacic, Mason Mount and loanee Denis Zakaria.
However, it is looking less likely that Caicedo will be arriving at Stamford Bridge during the current transfer window.
Brighton have already rejected two bids from the Blues this summer and are now expecting the midfielder to be at the club after the transfer window slams shut on September 1, according to Sky Sports.
The Seagulls value Caicedo at £100million and are said to have "immediately rejected" Chelsea's most recent bid of £80m for him.
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The report does suggest that the Blues have not yet given up on signing the 21-year-old and will return with another bid.
Chelsea are not the only club interested in his signature as it was claimed that another made an approach to Brighton.
The mystery club are believed to have offered more than Chelsea's most recent offer.
Sky Sports also report that an unnamed Saudi Arabian club have made an approach.
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