Chelsea’s deal to sign Moises Caicedo is not done yet, although they are set to beat Liverpool’s bid.
The Blues have seemingly been preparing an enormous offer for Caicedo over the past day and-a-half, having seen Liverpool agree a fee with Brighton on Friday morning.
And now, as per journalist Jacob Steinberg on Twitter, Chelsea are finally ready to make their move.
“Chelsea ready to pay £115m for Moises Caicedo,” Steinberg says. “He is expected to move to Stamford Bridge and snub Liverpool. Can’t remember who Chelsea play tomorrow.”
Minutes prior to the journalist’s tweet, The Telegraph also reported that the West Londoners are on the verge of sealing Caicedo’s transfer.
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However, Steinberg does go on to say that the deal is not done just yet.
“Deal is not done but it’s heading Chelsea’s way,” he says. “Mind boggling if they break British transfer record for second time in six months and then also get Lavia for £55m.”
Chelsea ready to pay £115m for Caicedo
Right then, this doesn’t look like being great news for Liverpool. After a gruelling 48 hours, it seems like things are going to go against them.
Nevertheless, there’s an argument that nothing new is actually included in either Steinberg’s updates or the report from The Telegraph.
Neither confirm that Chelsea have either submitted a bid, or that it’s been accepted by Brighton.
So, as things stand, Liverpool remain the only club to have agreed terms with the Seagulls. Chelsea have been ‘ready to pay £115m’ for the better part of two days. As of yet, nothing has moved forward regarding that.
Of course, that could all change very quickly, and having already sealed personal terms with Caicedo, things would then move quickly.
But Liverpool are still there. Just because Chelsea up their bid, it doesn’t mean the Reds can’t either.
They reportedly have a feeling that their opponents tomorrow are struggling to raise the necessary funds. If they improve their offer to Brighton, can Chelsea really match it again?