moises caicedo tells brighton he wants to join chelsea despite liverpools record 111m bid

Moises Caicedo tells Brighton he wants to join Chelsea despite Liverpool’s record £111m bid

Moises Caicedo has seemingly rejected the chance to join Liverpool and wants to move to Chelsea, despite the Reds agreeing a British-record £111m fee with Brighton. Liverpool’s offer was accepted by Brighton after a midnight deadline for bids for the midfielder was set on Thursday.

«The fee with the club is agreed,» confirmed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Friday. « We aren’t a club with endless resources and we didn’t expect a couple of things to happen this summer. » .

«I’m obviously hugely biased in this one – but this is astonishing for me!»Normally Liverpool would always, always win this one hands down. I woke up as a Liverpool fan, very happy with that one. « I thought he would be the perfect signing for Liverpool. Listen to the Essential Football Podcast»I get the attraction of Chelsea.

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Sky Sports’ Peter Smith

«Brighton had been insistent all summer that they wanted Moises Caicedo to stay – but the offer from Liverpool was too good to turn down for a player they paid just £4.5m for in 2021. «At 21, Caicedo is a player with years at the top of world football ahead of him. He ranked second for tackles and interceptions last season in the Premier League, showing he is already a leading defensive midfielder in the competition».