Chelsea have reached an settlement with Brighton & Hove Albion to signal Moises Caicedo in a deal price 115 million kilos ($146 million).
Caicedo has a medical for tomorrow (Monday) with Chelsea and the deal is anticipated to be accomplished on the identical day, with the participant set to signal an eight-year contract with the choice of one other season.
Chelsea are set to pay £100m upfront with £15m in potential add-ons, half of which they consider will be extra simply achieved than the opposite. Brighton will even retain the sell-out clause as a part of the deal.
The west London membership have lengthy been thought of frontrunners for Caicedo, however Liverpool made a late transfer for the 21-year-old on Thursday and noticed a £110m bid accepted by Brighton.
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp mentioned afterwards on Friday that an settlement had been reached between his two sides to signal Caicedo, however refused to enter whether or not the Ecuadorian worldwide would bear a medical forward of the proposed switch.
Afterward Friday, Chelsea’s transfer collapsed with USMNT worldwide Tyler Adams. They had been near signing Adams from Leeds United, because the 24-year-old had an energetic relegation clause of round £20m.
Liverpool’s late entry into negotiations, together with the Ecuadorian worldwide presently in London, led to an admission at Anfield that Chelsea actually remained the favourite to signal him regardless of his supply being accepted first.
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Liverpool want a brand new defensive midfielder after Fabinho’s departure to Al-Ittihad and Jordan Henderson equally moved to Al-Ettifaq.
Chelsea have adopted Caicedo all summer season after seeing Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek go away the membership.
They had been additionally all in favour of Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, who can also be on Liverpool’s radar. Liverpool and Chelsea each positioned orders for Lavia previously few weeks.
Brighton have already offered Caicedo’s midfield companion, Alexis McAllister, to Liverpool, with whom they’ll compete within the Europa League subsequent season.
Chelsea had been held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool earlier on Sunday within the opening match of the Premier League. Coach Mauricio Pochettino’s crew is again in motion when it faces West Ham subsequent Sunday.
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