Chelsea aren’t giving up on signing Moises Caicedo until he’s signed his contract with Liverpool.

The Reds agreed a British transfer record fee with Brighton for Caicedo last night. But as Friday has worn on, claims that the player is still holding out for Chelsea have surfaced.

Addressing those on Twitter today, journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the Blues are still pushing to get Caicedo to Stamford Bridge.

“Chelsea are NOT giving up on Moises Caicedo deal despite medical booked,” Romano reports. “And Chelsea have no intention to give up until contracts (already prepared by Liverpool and Brighton) are signed.

“Nothing been signed yet. Most incredible transfer saga of the summer is still on.” Crucial hours ahead in this one, let’s see where the cards eventually fall.

Chelsea keep pushing for Caicedo

Unfortunately, this now has the feeling of something that may get away from Liverpool.

Chelsea have always been seen as the favourites, and the groundwork they’ve put in with Caicedo over the summer looks like it could bear fruit.

From our point of view, that’s Ok. If the Ecuador international doesn’t want to be at Liverpool, then he’s absolutely free to go elsewhere.

Moises Caicedo
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In going for Caicedo, the Reds have left another target hanging. It’s been reported that Romeo Lavia is still keen to join Liverpool despite interest from Chelsea. We’ll take a £50m player who wants to be here over a £100m one who doesn’t any day.

Nevertheless, there’s no suggestion that Caicedo isn’t happy to sign for Liverpool. He may have been leaning towards Chelsea, perhaps he still is. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t enthralled by the prospect of joining the Reds. Both things can be true. Although Romano’s very latest Tweet perhaps flies in the face of that…

For the time being though, all we can do is wait. But should Caicedo choose Stamford Bridge over Anfield, Liverpool fans shouldn’t feel too bad.

The club have shown huge ambition in getting involved here. Our need for a defensive midfielder will be remedied one way or another soon enough.

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