Chelsea FC will now focus on signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, according to Fabrizio Romano.

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He stated on Twitter that this comes after the club backed out of a deal to recruit Manuel Ugarte this summer.

Chelsea FC appeared to be on the verge of making their first summer signing, with Ugarte allegedly close to a move to Stamford Bridge.

The French champions appear to have edged out the Blues in terms of finances, leading the Blues to believe they would be better off exploring other options.


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Moises Caicedo, who the club has had a long-term interest in since establishing himself in the Premier League, is now one of these choices, according to Romano.

Chelsea FC shifts their focus to Caicedo.
“Regardless of how this Ugarte saga ends, with PSG having a’match point’ and Chelsea out of the race, as of now… keep an eye on MoisΓ©s Caicedo,” he stated.

β€œChelsea wanted him in January then well informed since May β€” Caicedo’s always been in the list with Ugarte.”

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Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo

The Ecuadorian has completed a great season, and many will rank him as the league’s top performer among the league’s biggest over performers.


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With his unmatched ability to win the ball back this season, the Blues appear to need someone with his profile as well.

They will feel secure knowing that they will need to invest about Β£80 million to sign the young star this summer.

To give Mauricio Pochettino the ideal first window, they may also consider another midfielder because they will be aware that a natural defensive midfielder is still the position they need to be filling.

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