Brighton star to Chelsea transfer has go-ahead after Liverpool conclusion and Arsenal choice

Brighton star to Chelsea transfer has go-ahead after Liverpool conclusion and Arsenal choice

Moises Caicedo‘s transfer to Chelsea is now firmly in Chelsea’s control. Caicedo was identified as a potential option for Arsenal and Liverpool’s respective mini-midfield rebuilds, so it was always feared that they would formally enter the contest after identifying Chelsea as a potential suitor.

The Gunners attempted to acquire Caicedo during the final days of the January transfer window, but Brighton rebuffed their efforts. Mikel Arteta and Edu ultimately shifted their attention to Declan Rice after sending two formal offers after the Seagulls made it plain he was not available for sale.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have already welcomed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to Anfield this summer, and Jurgen Klopp could still lose club captain Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.

Liverpool are interested in Southampton star Romeo Lavia, much like Chelsea and Arsenal, but a move for Caicedo is presently viewed as unlikely.

According to The Telegraph, rumors that Liverpool will make a bid for Caicedo are exaggerated, as many at the club believe negotiations with Chelsea are far too advanced for Liverpool to potentially hijack the transfer.

Arsenal could re-enter the transfer market in search of a central midfielder if they lose another key midfielder, but it won’t be Caicedo. If both Fabinho and Henderson leave, it is probable that a replacement for the engine room is a necessity.

The Athletic have also claimed that Caicedo was viewed as an irretrievable backup option to Rice and that a transfer to Chelsea was all but finalized due to Chelsea’s extensive preparations prior to the summer transfer window.

The apparent withdrawal of two significant Premier League rivals from the race to sign Caicedo provides Chelsea with the greatest impetus to finalize the deal prior to any late changes.

Caicedo sees Stamford Bridge as his only destination, despite the fact that he would forego the opportunity to play European football if he joined Chelsea. Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph stated on the London is Blue podcast that Caicedo has “committed himself to Chelsea.”

However, it was also noted that an agreement is not imminent. However, it appears that only the disagreement over finances needs to be resolved.

Brighton star to Chelsea transfer has go-ahead after Liverpool conclusion and Arsenal choice