Moises Caciedo is set to join Chelsea this summer having telling Bayern Munich he is not ready for a move to Germany.
This summer, a number of Premier League teams are vying to sign the Ecuadorian international, with Brighton acknowledging his decision to leave.
This summer, a number of Premier League teams are battling to sign the Ecuadorian international, with Brighton acknowledging his decision to leave.
Arsenal had two offers for the 21-year-old rejected during the January transfer window, and this week the Gunners ended their interest in him as a result of a move for Declan Rice, the captain of West Ham.
The midfielder’s situation is being actively watched by Manchester United as well, but according to Sky Germany, Caicedo has finally opted to join Stamford Bridge.
Bayern Munich was also interested in signing the Premier League star, and talks about a transfer to the Allianz Arena were held with his management team.
But because Moises Caicedo intends to stay in the Premier League, the German champions have admitted they have “no chance” of attracting him to the Bundesliga.
‘Final negotiations’ are reportedly ongoing, and Brighton is said to be seeking for at least £100 million for one of their prized assets.
The Seagulls have already expressed interest in Conor Gallagher, according to The Daily Telegraph, so Chelsea may use him as a makeweight in any deal for Caicedo.
Enzo Fernandez’s release clause was triggered by Chelsea in order to acquire the Argentine from Benfica for £104 million in January.
The club has been eager to get a long-term partner for Enzo Fernandez in the center of the field as both N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are poised to leave west London this summer.
Victor Osimhen of Napoli and Nicolas Jackson of Villarreal are two players who have been linked, and Mauricio Pochettino is also keen for the team to sign a new no9.
Along with Robert Sanchez of Brighton, Inter and AC Milan’s Andre Onana and Mike Maignan are being considered by the club as a new goalkeeper.