In a surprising turn of events, Liverpool has reportedly surpassed Chelsea in the competition to secure Moises Caicedo, outbidding the West London club for the services of the Brighton midfielder.
Liverpool has now emerged as an unexpected front-runner in the race to sign Moises Caicedo, having seemingly outmatched Chelsea’s efforts to secure the Brighton midfielder.
This development follows Chelsea’s apparent advancement in the pursuit of Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, as they submitted a substantial £48 million offer for the young Belgian prospect on Wednesday night.
According to sources from The Telegraph, Chelsea’s bid for Lavia might have been prompted by Liverpool’s sudden move to disrupt their plans for Caicedo. Nevertheless, it’s believed that Caicedo’s preference is to join Stamford Bridge, and a substantial £100 million transfer is anticipated to be finalized by the week’s end.
Alternate reports suggest that Liverpool has not yet officially presented an offer for Caicedo. However, they have initiated discussions with Brighton due to their growing impatience with the sluggish pace of negotiations involving Southampton’s Lavia.
Jurgen Klopp’s team is urgently seeking reinforcements for their midfield, particularly with the recent absences of both Jordan Henderson and Fabinho. Despite focusing on securing a deal for Lavia in recent weeks, Liverpool’s interest in Caicedo has been longstanding.
Concurrently, Chelsea is aiming to conclude deals for both Moises Caicedo and Leeds midfielder Tyler Adams before the commencement of the upcoming Premier League season. It’s worth noting that this timing coincides with their clash against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Source: With Agencies