Chelsea are closing in on signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo and want the deal done before their Premier League opener against Liverpool.A transfer saga that has stretched across the whole summer, it would appear Chelsea are edging closer and closer to landing their man. According to The Guardian, the Blues want the 21-year-old in their squad for their first game of the season against Jurgen Klopp’s side on Sunday.
Talks have moved forward this week after the player missed a pre-season friendly and snubbed training in a bid to force a transfer. However, it is still unclear whether Chelsea will meet Brighton’s £100 million ($127m) valuation of the midfielder, with their last bid falling some £20m ($25m) short.
Having impressed for the Seagulls last season, it would be another major blow for Roberto De Zerbi’s side, given Alexis Mac Allister also departed the Amex this summer, signing for Liverpool.As mentioned, Chelsea face Liverpool in their Premier League opener this Sunday, in what promises to be a fascinating contest. It remains to be seen whether Caicedo will line up for them, though.