Liverpool are reportedly set to miss out on the signing of Moises Caicedo, with Chelsea now closing in on an agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion.

According to the Guardian, the Blues hope to seal the 21-year-old’s signature before this weekend’s clash against Liverpool, though Chelsea are yet to strike an agreement with Brighton over a transfer fee.

The Seagulls have held out for £100m for Caicedo all summer, a factor that has kept Liverpool largely away from the midfielder despite their interest in the Ecuador international, who could soon become a Chelsea player.

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Praised by Chris Sutton as an ‘unbelievable’ player, Caicedo would have been a dream signing for Liverpool this summer had the Reds had the funds to make a deal possible.

However, with the Anfield side being limited by what they can do having finished fifth last season, Chelsea have been given a free pass to sign Caicedo this window with little resistance.

Indeed, it remains to be seen if Chelsea will match Brighton’s £100m asking price for Caicedo, but this latest update seems to suggest that the midfielder could be signed in time to face Liverpool on Sunday.

Liverpool facing Caicedo this weekend will be a slap in the face

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Liverpool were always going to struggle to sign Caicedo this summer, let alone face against the financial behemoths that are Chelsea, yet facing the midfielder as early as this week will be painful for the Reds to see.

As we know, Liverpool have chase Caicedo this window and were once outside contenders to sign the 21-year-old superstar, yet Chelsea and their endless pit of money was always going to be too much.

With the two teams due to face this weekend, Caicedo could easily make his debut for the Blues against Jurgen Klopp’s side, with the midfielder seemingly on the verge of a move to Chelsea.

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