Chelsea are considering a further bid for Moises Kaysedo, but have turned to Paris Saint-Germain’s veteran midfielder as an alternative.토토사이트
“Liverpool have agreed a Premier League record fee of £110m with Brighton for Caido,” global sports outlet The Athletic reported on 11 November.
Despite his young age, Kaysedo has developed into a key player for Brighton in the Premier League. He has been a key part of the Seagulls’ surge in the Premier League. His work-rate and defensive prowess in central midfield attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in the winter transfer window.
Chelsea were one of the favourites to sign him this summer. However, they struggled to negotiate a transfer fee. “Chelsea are the frontrunners in the race to sign Caicedo, but are struggling to negotiate with Brighton. Brighton are valuing him at £120 million. It is unlikely that Chelsea will pay that much for Caido, but they will have to pay at least £80 million ($129.6 million),” the report said, adding that there have been disagreements over the transfer fee between Brighton and Chelsea.
Brighton made a public bid for Caicedo in a bid to avoid protracted negotiations, and it appears that Chelsea have since been pushed out as Liverpool have outbid them.
The Sun reports, “Brighton opened a bid for Caicedo on Thursday and Liverpool were the highest bidder, beating Chelsea. Chelsea’s offer was valued at £100m ($168.2 million),” the report said, adding that Chelsea had been outbid by Liverpool for Caido.
“There is no personal agreement yet, but we are expecting a process on Friday, which will include a medical test plan,” he said, explaining that all that remains is a personal agreement between Cisse and Liverpool.
However, Chelsea have not yet given up on signing Caicedo.
“Chelsea are ready to increase their offer for Caido after Liverpool reached an agreement with Brighton,” said the Guardian, “Chelsea are believed to be ready to bid more than £110m. The situation is unpredictable. We don’t know if Chelsea are too late, but it is known that Kaysedo prefers to move to Chelsea,” he said, explaining that they will make an additional bid because of Kaysedo’s preference.
It is believed that Kaysedo is yet to reach a personal agreement with Liverpool, despite the agreement between Liverpool and Brighton. The Reds are reportedly pushing for a medical and a meeting with the manager in a bid to expedite the signing.
As a result, until the Reds are fully convinced, Chelsea could have a chance if they increase their bid.
However, it’s not as if Chelsea aren’t considering a Plan B should they fail to land the player.
“Chelsea have PSG’s superstar as Plan B,” the Sun reported on 11 November.
“Chelsea are considering a plan B after being robbed of Khedira by Liverpool. They had three bids for the player rejected. They made a fourth offer, but Liverpool, who wanted to replace Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, outbid Chelsea by more than £10 million ($16.8 billion).” The Sun reported on the bidding process.
“According to reports in France, Pochettino has set his sights on a new midfield target. PSG midfielder Marco Verratti was recently told by the club to find a new team. Now, he is set to leave PSG and has recently received an offer from Saudi Arabia,” said Pochettino, explaining that the club is targeting Verratti, who is expected to leave PSG.
According to French outlet RMC Sport, Verratti was recently informed that he, along with Neymar and Juan Bernat, had been dropped from PSG’s plans, leaving him to prepare for a move ahead of next season. Chelsea are keen to capitalise on this situation, with Doucoure adding that “Verratti wants to stay in Europe” and could be positive about a move to Chelsea.
Aside from Chelsea, Atletico Madrid are also interested in Verratti, so Chelsea will have to act quickly to secure his signature.
In addition to Verratti, Chelsea are also working on other midfield options. They are already close to signing US international Tyler Adams, and are also looking to sign Southampton midfielder Romeo Rabia, who was relegated after the 2022/23 season.
With Chelsea’s top priority in midfield now in jeopardy following Liverpool’s surprise move for Caido, it will be interesting to see if the signing of Caido is followed by the arrival of Verratti to bolster the midfield next season.