Monday, October 2

Chelsea and Brighton reach an agreement to sign Caicedo for £115m.

Following the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Liverpool, Steve Nicol provides insight into who would be most likely to acquire Moises Caicedo.

According to ESPN, Chelsea and Brighton have agreed to pay a transfer fee of £115 million ($146m) to sign midfielder Moisés Caicedo.

A medical examination on Monday is expected to sign the 21-year-old, who will then move on to an eight-season deal that will see him surpass the Blues’ previous record of £105.8m paid by Benfica for Enzo Fernández in January.

On Friday, Liverpool accepted a slightly lower offer of £111m, but it was confirmed by ESPN that the midfielder only wanted to move to Stamford Bridge. According to sources, Chelsea will pay an initial £100m in guaranteed payments and an extra £15m with half of the add-ons being easily achievable and the other half being more difficult to trigger.

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Despite Liverpool’s agreement with Brighton, the 21-year-old expressed his desire to move to Stamford Bridge, as reported by ESPN. Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has promised more new signings after their 1-1 Premier League draw with Jurgen Klopp’ team.

Pochettino stated on Sunday that the team will improve by identifying the appropriate players and creating a solid combination.

A disagreement over the payment terms for Tyler Adams, a United States international, has caused Chelsea to abandon their attempt to sign him from Leeds. Instead, they chose to use the money to assist in finding other targets.

Jacques Feeney/Offside reports that Chelsea and Liverpool are both interested in signing Moises Caicedo.

In an exclusive interview with ESPN last month, Pochettino revealed that Caicedo was his top target during the summer and expressed concern about Chelsea’s need for midfield reinforcements.

Along with Caicedo, Chelsea are also looking to acquire another midfielder to challenge Liverpool and sign Romeo Lavia from Southampton.

Southampton have rejected at least three bids for Lavia from Liverpool, but it is believed that Chelsea are willing to offer more than the 19-year-old’s £50m asking price.

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