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Chelsea board respond to Brighton rejecting £70m Moises Caicedo bid

According to reports, Chelsea have put together a new offer of £80m plus add-ons for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

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Chelsea preparing £80m bid for Moises Caicedo after Brighton reject £70m offer

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Moises Caicedo is Chelsea’s top midfield target for the summer transfer season, but Brighton has rejected their most recent offer of £70m.

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According to reports, Brighton is holding out for a price around £100m and is using the £105m contract that Arsenal signed with West Ham for Declan Rice as a guide.

Chelsea, according to a source, are not giving up after their recent setback and want to return with an offer for £80m plus further bonuses.

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According to the source, Chelsea is considering signing a new central defender to replace Wesley Fofana, who will be out for several months after undergoing knee surgery.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino has emphasized the importance of new additions for Chelsea before the start of the new Premier League season.

‘I want the right profiles, the right players, to arrive and improve the squad,’ Pochettino said.

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‘Of course, as soon as possible is better than later. Today is better than tomorrow. We need to work really hard on the targets we have. We know it’s difficult. We have a very young squad.

‘It is a challenge. It is something we knew when we accepted being in charge of this club. Nothing to complain about, it is a really exciting moment.

‘We are confident we can build a really good squad that is ready to compete in the Premier League. We are still working to finish it.’

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