Chelsea will look to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo before the January transfer window closes.
According to a report from Simon Phillips, Chelsea are now set to table their first offer to sign 21-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo from fellow Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
Caicedo has established himself as one of the most promising midfielders in the Premier League, and he has a big future ahead of him. The Brighton star has thus emerged as a viable target for Chelsea. And it remains to be seen whether the Blues can pull off his services this month.
Chelsea have been the most active club in the transfer market this season, and they have signed a number of players in January as well as in the summer to strengthen their squad. Graham Potter has already brought in the likes of David Fofana, Andrey Santos, Benoit Badiashile, Joao Felix and Mykhaylo Mudryk in recent weeks to beef up his quad.
But it seems that the Blues are not done spending money yet. And Caicedo has emerged as another top target for Chelsea for the January transfer window. It remains to be seen whether they can agree on a fee with Brighton for their star midfielder.
Chelsea will have to replace players like Jorginho at the end of the season, and Caicedo could be a quality long-term alternative. The Italian international will be out of contract in the summer, and the Blues have not managed to extend his contract yet.
Caicedo will add defensive cover and technicality in the middle of the park. He is an excellent passer. And his ability to operate in tight spaces would be a huge plus for the Blues. Chelsea are in desperate need of a midfielder with press resistance like Caicedo, and the 21-year-old could form a superb partnership alongside Mateo Kovacic at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield.
The Blues tried to sign Enzo Fernandez earlier this month. But the move collapsed after they refused to pay the asking price for the 21-year-old Argentine international. Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has been hugely supportive of his manager in the transfer market. And it remains to be seen whether he is prepared to break the bank once again for Caicedo.