Chelsea receive massive blow in the Moises Caicedo transfer saga as bid is rejected

Moises Caicedo of Brighton (Photo by Will Palmer/Sportsphoto/Allstar Via Getty Images)
Moises Caicedo of Brighton (Photo by Will Palmer/Sportsphoto/Allstar Via Getty Images) /

Chelsea are going all-in on bringing Moises Caicedo to Stamford Bridge, but their attempts have done little to persuade Brighton. As The Top Flight recently reported, talks between Chelsea and Brighton over Moises Caicedo had stalled. Chelsea are not prepared to pay the £100m fee for Moises Caicedo that Brighton are demanding. While at one point Moises Caicedo to Chelsea seemed certain, doubts are starting to creep in.

With Brighton unwilling to negotiate a lower fee and wanting to sign Levi Colwill as a part of the deal, things could be falling apart. That doesn’t mean Chelsea won’t stop trying to bid for the player though.

Fabrizio Romano has dropped exclusive news that a new bid from Chelsea has been launched for Moises Caicedo. Romano states that the club’s most recent proposal to Brighton was £80m, but Brighton did not even entertain the offer. In what had to be frustrating for Chelsea, it was outright rejected the minute it was presented. If you want to look at it in a positive light for Chelsea fans, perhaps this latest bid will inch the club closer to meeting Brighton’s demands.

Moises Caicedo did not feature against Chelsea for Brighton in their USA pre-season tour.  However, he did feature on July 26th against Brentford, coming on as a substitute in the second half.

In a recent Five UK interview, journalist David Ornstein stated that Brighton owner Tony Bloom drives a hard bargain and “will never sell a player for under the value that he expects.” Ornstein also mentions that Brighton has seen the prices that Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice have gone for, and it has reaffirmed the high valuation they have set on Moises Caicedo.

If Chelsea do not give-in and Brighton do not budge, Chelsea may have to begin to look elsewhere. As The Top Flight has covered, Chelsea is, in fact, still keeping tabs on Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, and hijacking Liverpool’s advanced negotiations is not off the cards.