Chelsea or Liverpool: who makes Caicedo record transfer?

Chelsea or Liverpool: who makes Caicedo record transfer?

The Moises Caicedo transfer saga began in winter, when Arsenal FC were ready to put almost 70 million euros on the table for the Ecuadorian. The defensive midfielder already saw himself on the way to the Gunners and published an Instagram post saying he was proud to be bringing Brighton a record fee.

However, the Seagulls already wanted a lot more for their jewel in January, negotiations with Arsenal faltered and were ultimately abandoned. Caicedo was subsequently suspended from training before things were settled in early March with a new contract until 2027. At least for now.

Not Lavia?

With the start of the summer transfer window, Chelsea actively got involved in the negotiations and made Caicedo the preferred candidate in central midfield to secure the departures of N’Golo Kanté (Al-Ittihad), Mateo Kovacic (Man City) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AC Milan) to compensate. Several offers to Brighton have since been rejected, the Table-6. the previous season always wanted at least 115 million euros for the 21-year-old.

Liverpool suddenly got involved this week, who also have a vacancy in midfield after the departures of James Milner (Brighton), Jordan Henderson (Al-Ettifaq) and Fabinho (Al-Ittihad). Actually, Romeo Lavia from FC Southampton should take this place, but the Reds failed with several offers – the Saints are hoping for the equivalent of at least 58 million euros to this day.

Verbal agreement with Chelsea

The LFC now seems to want to put more than double that on the table for Caicedo, according to several English media reports, Brighton accepted an offer of 127 million euros on Friday night. This would make Caicedo the most expensive transfer from an English first division club.

Jürgen Klopp announced on Friday at the press conference before the start of the league – against Chelsea of ​​all places (Sunday, 5.30 p.m., LIVE! at kicker) – that he had been told that he could confirm the agreement with Brighton – but not with Caicedo. “We still have to wait for the player,” said Klopp, who was also unable to promise a possible medical check on Friday.

Meanwhile, Caicedo is said to be still in London and personally continues to prefer Chelsea as his new club, especially since, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, there has been a verbal agreement with the Blues since the end of May. Now it’s Chelsea’s turn again to top Liverpool’s offer.


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