Chelsea are on the verge of finishing a British document £115 million switch for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.
After weeks of discussions and failed bids, the Blues have agreed a price for the Ecuador midfielder, which is able to see Brighton earn a minimal of £100 million plus an additional £15 million in add-ons.
It is hoped the 21-year-old can endure a medical within the subsequent 48 hours earlier than signing a long-term contract with Stamford Bridge.
Caicedo seemed to be near Liverpool final week after the Reds noticed a £111m provide accepted by Brighton.
But Chelsea chiefs have made nice progress within the final 48 hours and an settlement has been reached with Brighton proprietor Tony Bloom. Former Brighton recruitment specialist Paul Winstanley, now at Chelsea, is alleged to have been on the forefront of the deal.
Moises Caicedo joins Chelsea from Brighton for UK document £115m with sell-on clause
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About half of the £15 million add-ons could be simply achievable, whereas the remainder could be significantly tougher to realize.
With that in thoughts, Chelsea consider they are going to ultimately pay the same price to Enzo Fernandez, who joined from Benfica in January for £107m – the present British document.
It represents glorious enterprise for Brighton, who purchased Caicedo from Independiente del Valle in 2021 for a cut price £4.5 million.
Chelsea are additionally providing round £55 million for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, who was additionally the topic of three failed bids from Liverpool.
Brighton supervisor Roberto De Zerbi made a small dig about Caicedo’s departure on Friday
Brighton supervisor Roberto De Zerbi made somewhat dig at Caicedo for reporters throughout Friday’s press convention forward of the Premier League sport towards Luton.
The Zerbi stated, “I’ve already forgotten Moises. I’m actually happy with the gamers we’ve within the squad.
“We need to hold enhancing. The credit score goes to the membership. Bigger golf equipment should buy our gamers, however not our soul or spirit.’
Caicedo impressed with the Seagulls, making 37 appearances for the membership final season as they completed sixth within the prime flight and certified for the Europa League.