Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is having second thoughts about moving to Liverpool this summer after the Reds agreed a British record transfer fee for his services late last night.
The 21-year-old Ecuadorean is set to cost Jurgen Klopp’s men $132m but according to Sky Sports, Caicedo and his representatives remain in London to thrash out a deal with Chelsea amid reports that Todd Boehly’s men are set to match Liverpool’s offer.
Moises Caicedo set for Stamford Bridge switch?
For the last week, Caicedo has refused to train with the Seagulls ahead of their Premier League opener tomorrow against new boys Luton Town in an aim to push through a move to Chelsea.
The news of last night’s bid from Liverpool has re-ignited Chelsea’s desire to sign Caicedo- a matter further complicated by the fact the two teams will face each other at Stamford Bridge on the pitch this Sunday.
According to The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg, Chelsea will not give up on a deal for the Ecuadorean- who remains their first-choice defensive midfield option this summer despite ongoing talks with USMNT star Tyler Adams and fellow Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia- who was also a Liverpool target.
Chelsea are still trying to beat Liverpool to Moisés Caicedo and are prepared to bid more than £110m https://t.co/ALQA89JqN5
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) August 11, 2023
Despite Caicedo seemingly preferring a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp decided to wade in on the public tug-of-war saying, “I can confirm the deal with (Brighton) is agreed, whatever that means because we want the player and not any kind of agreement- we will see”.