Brighton have confirmed that contact has been made from Liverpool over the signing of Moises Caicedo.
Sensational news has broken this afternoon that the Reds have lodged an enormous offer to sign Caicedo this summer.
That has since been refuted, with no real clarity over the current situation. What is clear though, is that Liverpool are back in the race for the Ecuadorian. That’s something Sky Sports journalist Melissa Reddy has confirmed over Twitter.
“Both Liverpool and Brighton are confirming there has been no formal bid yet for Moises Caicedo,” Reddy reports.
“However contact between the clubs illustrate a willingness to discuss a fee and agree a deal if it’s there to be done. Player’s preference of destination important.”
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Liverpool in discussion over Caicedo
Although news of a bid from Liverpool for Caicedo looks to have been premature, it’s still good news that we’re back in the hunt.
After the initial excitement has died down though, it still appears that Chelsea are leading this race.
The Blues have been on Caciedo’s trail for months now, and seemingly agreed terms with Caicedo a long time ago.
Nevertheless, Chelsea are also on the verge of signing Tyler Adams after triggering his release clause today. Having also muscled in on Liverpool’s negotiations for Romeo Lavia, something doesn’t quite add up.
There’s surely no way that Mauricio Pochettino is aiming to add all three to his squad at a cost of around £170m. Even by Chelsea’s standards, that would be ridiculous.
So, there should be some hope that a deal can be done here. Liverpool seem to be on decent terms with Brighton and will hopefully try to get negotiations going quickly.
Clearly, Caicedo will have to be persuaded that the Reds are a better fit for him than Chelsea. But, given the prospect of being an instant starter at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s presence and also his old mate Alexis Mac Allister being at Anfield, that shouldn’t be overly difficult. Game on!