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Brighton Declines £70m Offer from Chelsea for Midfielder Moises Caicedo

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Last season, Caicedo’s contribution to Brighton secured their sixth position in the Premier League.

Brighton has turned down a second offer from Chelsea for their midfielder Moises Caicedo, an amount understood to be around £70m.

Caicedo, who hails from Ecuador, had previously requested a transfer from Brighton in January due to interest shown by Arsenal. Brighton, however, did not grant his request, leading to Caicedo extending his contract in March, which is valid until 2027.

Still, Caicedo continues to be a prime target for various Premier League teams, with Chelsea expressing the most interest in acquiring the 21-year-old.

Chelsea and Brighton are set to face off in the first match of the six-team pre-season Premier League tournament in Philadelphia this Saturday.

Caicedo will be heading to the US directly from Ecuador after receiving an extended break. Meanwhile, Brighton’s squad is expected to depart for the US on Tuesday.

In February 2021, Brighton acquired Caicedo from the Ecuadorian team, Independiente del Valle, for a reported fee of £4.5m. However, he did not see any action during that season.

Caicedo was loaned out to Beerschot in Belgium for the first half of the 2021-22 season, before being called back by Brighton in January 2022.

He made his Premier League debut in April 2022 and has since participated in 53 matches for Brighton, scoring two goals.

Caicedo was instrumental in Brighton securing the sixth position in the Premier League last season, which led to their qualification for the group stage of the Europa League.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Moises Caicedo transfer bid

What was the value of Chelsea’s rejected bid for Moises Caicedo?

Chelsea made a substantial offer of £70m for midfielder Moises Caicedo, which was subsequently rejected by Brighton.

Which Premier League clubs are interested in Moises Caicedo?

While several Premier League clubs have shown interest in Moises Caicedo, Chelsea appears to be the most keen on signing him.

Did Moises Caicedo play immediately after his transfer to Brighton?

No, Caicedo did not play in the season he joined Brighton in February 2021. He spent the first half of the 2021-22 season on loan with Beerschot in Belgium, before being recalled by Brighton.

When did Moises Caicedo make his Premier League debut?

Moises Caicedo made his Premier League debut in April 2022.

What is Moises Caicedo’s current contract duration with Brighton?

Moises Caicedo has a contract with Brighton that runs until 2027.

How did Moises Caicedo contribute to Brighton’s performance in the last season?

Caicedo was instrumental in helping Brighton finish sixth in the Premier League last season, leading to their qualification for the Europa League group stage.

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ECUfan July 18, 2023 - 6:19 pm

Proud of our boy Caicedo, representing Ecuador on the big stage. just hope he’s happy wherever he plays!

FootieFan83 July 18, 2023 - 6:56 pm

Chelsea throwing around that kinda cash, wow! but Brighton ain’t budging, respect!

PremierPredictr July 19, 2023 - 9:04 am

If Brighton hold on to Caicedo, I reckon they’ll make top 5 next season. You heard it here first folks.

BrightonBeliever July 19, 2023 - 10:38 am

Caicedo’s a gem, glad Brighton’s standing firm. hope he stays with us till 2027!

TransferTracker July 19, 2023 - 11:57 am

70mil and still rejected?? Transfer markets gone mad, it’s only gonna get worse.

BlueBirdy July 19, 2023 - 12:56 pm

we need a solid midfielder, hope Chelsea ups the ante and gets caicedo.


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