After Caicedo dilemma, Chelsea aim to sign a different Brighton key player

Brighton's Spanish goalkeeper Robert Sanchez (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Brighton's Spanish goalkeeper Robert Sanchez (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Chelsea are often the main talking point around different transfer stories. They are very active in the transfer window and big spenders. It’s very rare to see the club owner Todd Boehly gives up on players he has shortlisted but with Moises Caicedo, that may have to be the case.

The Ecuadorian midfielder agreed with Roberto De Zerbi that he would be allowed to leave the Amex Stadium this summer, after he was prevented from doing so in January. But now that summer has rolled around, Brighton is asking for above his value, making it impossible for any club to agree a deal for Caicedo.

Chelsea interested in Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez

Therefore, while Chelsea are still exploring options, talks seem to have stalled with Brighton for Caicedo. According to the Daily Mail, though, they will come back to try and sign a different Brighton star player, with Mauricio Pochettino giving the green-light to sign goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

The 25-year-old shot-stopper appeared to be the number one choice for De Zerbi last season. That was until Jason Steele took his place in the first-team and essentially demoted Sanchez to being the second-fiddle cup goalkeeper. With the new signing of Bart Verbruggen, this only casts Sanchez’ future into more doubt.

But Chelsea are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper and if anyone can turn Sanchez’ career back round, Mauricio Pochettino can. Given that the Argentine manager has given the green-light for Sanchez to be signed, he must know a lot about him and already put together a development plan in his mind.

Sanchez is an exceptional goalkeeper and could be everything that Pochettino needs. With that in mind, I would certainly keep a keen eye on this transfer story as it develops further.

Do you think Chelsea will sign Robert Sanchez?