Journalist Rudy Galetti has claimed that Mauricio Pochettino has made midfielder Moises Caicedo his first choice signing for Chelsea this summer.
He took to Twitter to state that there are no issues expected on the personal terms side of things if the deal gets that far down the line.
It looks almost certain that Caicedo is going to be on the move this summer despite an extremely impressive campaign for a Brighton side who qualified for European football.
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After he signed a new contract in January and the club rejected a number of advances, including from Chelsea, it looks like he has earned his move to wherever he wants to go.
Arsenal will certainly look an attractive option right now, however recent reports have claimed that they are stepping up their pursuit of Declan Rice to beat the Blues to the signing of him.
Pochettino really wants Caicedo
It would be tough to see the Gunners signing both options this summer, and this could leave Stamford Bridge the next most desirable place to go under the new manager.
Galetti has now claimed that Pochettino himself believes Caicedo has the perfect skillset to make him the ideal signing for Chelsea this summer.
He said: “Chelsea are working with Brighton to reach an agreement for Caicedo, confirmed. No issues expected on personal terms side.
“As told, the Colombian midfielder is the main target for Pochettino: the new Chelsea manager considers him the ideal player to strengthen the midfield.”
The Blues are fully aware that they are going to have to pay big in order to bring the 21-year-old in before next season starts. It has been quoted that it will take around £80m for Brighton to do a deal with the London club.
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