Recent reports indicate that Chelsea is now targeting the signing of not just one, but two midfielders in this summer’s transfer window.
The Evening Standard states that alongside their efforts to secure a deal for Moises Caicedo, Chelsea is looking to bolster their midfield further by adding another talented player to their squad.
The pursuit of Moises Caicedo has been a prominent feature throughout the transfer window, with several bids already made, but Brighton has been swift in rejecting them. The Ecuadorian midfielder’s valuation is placed alongside that of Declan Rice, who recently made a British record move to Arsenal.
Chelsea is reportedly reluctant to meet the £100m price tag for Caicedo and is also unwilling to include defender Levi Colwill in any potential deal.
As a result, negotiations have reached a deadlock, with Chelsea yet to offer the £100m required to seal the deal for the 21-year-old midfielder. However, it seems the club is determined to bolster their midfield options and may explore other targets in addition to Caicedo to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season.
Chelsea Eyeing Multiple Midfield Additions – Caicedo, Veiga, Onana, and Kudus on Their Radar.
Chelsea is actively looking to strengthen their midfield options this summer, and Moises Caicedo is not the only player on their radar. Alongside their pursuit of Caicedo, the Blues have expressed interest in Gabri Veiga and Amadou Onana to bolster their midfield.
In addition to these targets, Chelsea has reportedly set their sights on Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus. The Dutch club has quoted a price tag of approximately £40m for the talented midfielder, and it is believed that Kudus is open to the move should it materialize.
The need for midfield reinforcements is evident, as several first-team options have already departed the club. N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all moved on, leaving a void in the middle of the park. Furthermore, there is speculation that another bid for Conor Gallagher is on the horizon, after Chelsea turned down an offer from West Ham recently.
Chelsea is actively working to secure the services of the desired midfielders to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season, indicating their determination to address this key area on the pitch.