Reports have claimed that Moises Caicedo has been heard telling Brighton supporters he wants to leave the club amid links to Chelsea.
According to Sussex World, the midfielder didn’t hold back in his claims that he wanted out, although didn’t mention a team directly that he wished to join.
Caicedo was in attendance last night to pick up the award for player of the season for his sensational efforts in the prior campaign.
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These very performances are most of the reason why Chelsea have been so keen to get a deal done for him this summer.
The Ecuador international was described as ‘incredible’ by teammate Adam Lallana after helping his side qualify for European football.
He has been their main transfer target, with talks over signing him now dragging into another month as we enter August.
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However, a wall has certainly been hit in negotiations after Brighton have rejected as many as three or four bids for his services.
It has already been claimed that personal terms between the player and the Blues have already been agreed, which makes it not too difficult to conclude who the Ecuadorian was referring to in his chats at the awards night.
The Seagulls were almost certainly hoping to get defender Levi Colwill as part of a deal. This was even admitted by manager Roberto de Zerbi.
However, it has now been widely claimed that the Englishman has signed his new contract with the Blues that will see him stay at the club for a number of years.
Many Chelsea fans will be under the impression that this could be their best piece of business of the summer, however that might change if anything gets confirmed revolving around Caicedo.