Liverpool staff reportedly think Moises Caicedo is still heading to Chelsea despite rumors that the Reds are making a big push to sign the midfielder.
According to the Athletic, Merseyside staff members believe the Brighton & Hove Albion star will still end up at Stamford Bridge despite reports today that Liverpool having outbid Chelsea for Caicedo.
As per the report, Liverpool are yet to launch an official bid for the Ecuador international, with figures inside Anfield still convinced that the midfielder will be heading to west London to sign for Chelsea.
Lauded by Chris Sutton as an ‘unbelievable’ player, Caicedo was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League last season as Brighton qualified for Europe for the first time in their history.
And Liverpool have been linked with the midfielder for some time, though due to Brighton’s £100m asking price, the Reds never looked like real contenders for the Ecuador star’s signature.
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Indeed, Chelsea’s finances has always made the Blues the favourites for Caicedo, and Liverpool insiders still tipping the Blues to land the midfielder is a telling sign.
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Chelsea’s chances of signing Caicedo still remain high, with Liverpool likely to struggle with the finances Brighton are demanding for the midfielder.
However, that doesn’t mean that all isn’t lost for the Reds, and Liverpool must try as they can to sign Caicedo, who could transform Jurgen Klopp’s side into Premier League challengers.
With news today a shock to the system, Liverpool have an outside chance of pulling off the impossible, and the Reds have to do all they must to bring Caicedo to Anfield.