Chelsea poised to hijack Liverpool’s hijack for Moises Caicedo

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) /

Here at The Top Flight, we covered the news that suggested it was over for Chelsea in terms of their pursuit of Moises Caicedo. Liverpool had their £110m bid accepted by Brighton, who had called Thursday night the deadline for them to accept deals for Caicedo. Reports suggested that Liverpool had even gone so far as to book a medical for Moises Caicedo for Friday. Now, in what is becoming of the more recognized and bizarre transfer sagas ever, Moises Caicedo wants to join Chelsea.

Fabrizio Romano breaks that Moises Caicedo has informed Liverpool that he wants to join Chelsea. It is believed that Caicedo wants to commit to Chelsea after he had already agreed to personal terms with the club months ago. Romano states that Chelsea will bid again in order to sign Moises Caicedo, but it remains unseen whether or not Brighton will reactivate their talks with any club. It feels weird and bizarre to say it, but Chelsea wants to hijack Liverpool’s hijack.

What made things really fascinating to watch, was Jurgen Klopp, ahead of Liverpool’s match against Chelsea, confirming a deal had been reached.

"“I got told I can confirm the Moisés Caicedo deal is agreed with the club. With the player, we will have to see. Medical today? I can’t tell you, I don’t know. We give it a go and the club have really stretched it to be honest”."

Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian reports that Moises Caicedo and his agent have yet to leave London. Chelsea has reportedly come back with an improved contract for Moises Caicedo and is working on placing a new bid to send to Brighton. Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has also given his thoughts on the situation, all but confirming the midfielder has played his last game with the Seagulls.

"“I’ve already forgotten Moises. I am really proud for the players we have in the squad. We have to complete the squad. We want to improve the squad.”"