Moises Caicedo has not ruled out the possibility of joining Liverpool, according to sources from Ecuador.

Caicedo had looked all-set to become a Liverpool player today, after the Reds had a huge offer accepted by Brighton. But since then, its has emerged that the 21-year-old has said no to Liverpool, refusing to join anyone but Cheslea.

However, Ecuadorian outlet Tera Deportes have suggested that this is not the case. Instead, they claim that Caicedo has simply been advised to give Chelsea the chance to match Liverpool’s offer to Brighton.

Moises Caicedo
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The suggestion is still that the Brighton man would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge. However, if Chelsea cannot match what the Reds are offering to his club, Caicedo will happily continue to negotiate with them.

In the meantime, the midfielder is reportedly ‘confused’ as to why Chelsea’s offer is not being considered by Brighton.

Caicedo giving Chelsea their chance

While good news that Caicedo has not given a definitive ‘no’ to Liverpool, this is still potentially bad for the Reds.

Obviously, Chelsea haven’t been willing to even meet Brighton’s £100m asking price for Caicedo until now. So, it may be a stretch for them to go to the £110m needed to match Liverpool.

But reports today have suggested that they are preparing to up their offer in order beat their rivals.

Moises Caicedo
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If they do that, then the decision will purely be down to Brighton. With more money coming their way and Caicedo himself happy too, there’s no real reason why they wouldn’t accept it.

In that scenario, Liverpool would be left holding the bag. We can’t see any way in which they improve their own offer, knowing that the player is wanting a move somewhere else.

So, for now, it seems that Liverpool are merely sitting and hoping that Chelsea can’t raise the necessary funds.

There is something they could actively be doing. They could be in Caicedo and his agent’s ear telling them why he should join Liverpool. We’re sure they are doing that actually. Whether it’s enough, we’ll soon find out.

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