Why Mauricio Pochettino must unravel £30m Chelsea situation if he wants Moises Caicedo to move

Why Mauricio Pochettino must unravel £30m Chelsea situation if he wants Moises Caicedo to move

Although the summer transfer window has not yet officially opened, Chelsea is working tirelessly behind the scenes to gain an advantage over their rivals.

Sunday evening was dominated by transfer-related activity for Chelsea supporters. The Blues have abandoned their pursuit of Sporting CP’s highly regarded midfielder Manuel Ugarte.

It is believed that Chelsea at one stage believed they would be able to sign the 22-year-old, who was also interested in moving to Stamford Bridge.

However, Paris Saint-Germain, who had been competing with Chelsea in recent weeks for Ugarte’s signature, submitted a substantially higher offer, which the Blues were unable to match.

Now, it appears that the Uruguayan international will sign a long-term contract with PSG in the coming days, as he has a medical scheduled in Paris very shortly.

Even when a deal for Ugarte appeared imminent, Chelsea continued to actively pursue other options in addition to the Uruguayan.

football.london has learned that the Blues will attempt to acquire Moises Caicedo from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer after failing to do so in January.

The club’s past dealings with athletes have taught us that negotiations will not be straightforward. Brighton is a shrewd negotiator, and in recent years they have sold some of their key players for the maximum amount of money.

This summer, Brighton and Chelsea will continue to negotiate the signing of Caicedo, but another player, Levi Colwill, will also be on the table. The 20-year-old defender spent last season on loan at the Amex Stadium, where he excelled initially under Graham Potter and then Roberto De Zerbi.

As a result, Colwill has generated considerable interest ahead of the impending summer transfer window. Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly monitoring his situation, while Brighton want to acquire him on a permanent basis. The Seagulls’ £30 million bid was recently rejected.

Thesoccerstand has learned that Chelsea does not intend to sell Colwill this summer and that he is included in their plans for next season.

The defender’s contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in just over two years, and the club is keen to sign him to a contract extension to ward off competition from other clubs.

Brighton will attempt to discuss Colwill’s future during negotiations for Caicedo, but Chelsea’s rather stubborn posture regarding their talented defender is unlikely to budge.

Ahead of an uncertain transfer window, Pochettino will need to communicate with a number of Chelsea’s current players, including Colwill, about their futures.

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