Chelsea defeated by stunning ‘£110m proposal’ as Liverpool ‘medical secured’ for ex-Arsenal & Man Utd target

Chelsea defeated by stunning ‘£110m proposal’ as Liverpool ‘medical secured’ for ex-Arsenal & Man Utd target

According to multiple reports, Liverpool have agreed a British record £110m deal with Brighton and Hove Albion for Moises Caicedo, defeating Chelsea to the signature of the sought-after midfielder.

Chelsea had a number of bids denied for the midfielder, the most recent being £80 million, prior to Liverpool announcing their interest in the player.

On Wednesday, it was reported that the Reds had made an offer worth more than £80 million, but on Thursday night, David Ornstein of The Athletic reported that the Blues met Brighton’s asking price with a £100 million bid.

However, they have been beaten to the signing by their Premier League rivals, Liverpool, whose £110 million bid is expected to shatter the British transfer record.

A medical examination is scheduled to take place on Friday before Chelsea hosts Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to open the 2023-24 Premier League season.

Caicedo was of interest to Arsenal in January, when the Gunners had two offers for the player rejected, and he has also been linked to Manchester United this summer.

In March, he inked a new contract with Brighton that runs until 2027 with an option to extend for an additional year. It gave the south coast club a stronger hand in negotiations this summer, with Liverpool poised to break the British transfer record set by Chelsea when they acquired Enzo Fernández for £106.8 million in January.

Chelsea have submitted a proposal of £48 million for Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, while Liverpool have had three bids rejected for the player. Southampton are demanding £50 million for the 19-year-old, who joined the Saints from Manchester City last summer.

The Blues are set to reinforce their midfield with the addition of United States international and Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams after activating a £20 million release clause in his contract that became active following the Whites’ relegation at the end of last season.

Chelsea defeated by stunning ‘£110m proposal’ as Liverpool ‘medical secured’ for ex-Arsenal & Man Utd target