CHELSEA are expected to ‘push very hard’ for Moises Caicedo after Mauricio Pochettino told the board he wants the midfielder signed up
There are rumours in the media which has suggested that Caicedo is a man that is on the agenda of Mauricio Pochettino after a stunning season for Brighton this campaign.
Caicedo went public with his desire to leave Brighton side in the January window and after a brief exile from Roberto de Zerbi’s side, returned to play a key role in the second-half of the season with Brighton securing European qualification this term.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Ecuadorian was held back from moving in January on the basis that his good performances could still earn him a move at the end of the campaign.
Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be the frontrunners for his signature – but Pochettino has identified the Brighton & Hove Albion star as a ‘high priority’ signing at Stamford Bridge, CBS reporter Ben Jacobs has told GIVEMESPORT.
Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT: “We know that they tried for Ugarte before pulling out. Caicedo will be a high priority, as he was in January, and Chelsea bid £55million back then.
“I expect Chelsea to enter the race for Moises Caicedo and push very hard on that front because he has been a long-standing target.
“He is exactly what Chelsea need – a number six with strong defensive qualities and, on top of that, the ability to get box-to-box. But they will want one more, for sure.”
The transfer window is not even officially open yet and Chelsea are linked with everybody.
Caicedo will leave Brighton this summer as he is ready for that next step – but to move to CHELSEA may be a mistake as they already have a number of midfielders in the side that are better than the lad.