Moises Caicedo: Chelsea’s £70m bid for Ecuador midfielder rejected by Brighton | Football News

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Chelsea’s £70m bid for Moises Caicedo has been “rejected out of hand” by Brighton.

One source has told Sky Sports News that Brighton value Caicedo, who was signed from Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle for £4.5m in 2021, in the same bracket as Arsenal’s record-signing Declan Rice and will look to get in the region of £100m for him.

Chelsea are considering whether to go back in with another offer. with talks ongoing between the two clubs for the midfielder.

Sky Sports News has been told Chelsea will be “disciplined” and have interests in other players.

It is thought Chelsea are getting encouragement that the 21-year-old would join them if a deal can be agreed between the clubs, with personal terms not expected to be a problem.

Moises Caicedo is influential on and off the ball for Brighton

Chelsea were interested in signing the Ecuador international in January, while Arsenal had two bids rejected. Caicedo ended up signing a new deal with Brighton once the winter transfer window had closed.

Chelsea face Brighton in the USA Summer Series on July 22 in Philadelphia.

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