Brighton ‘not expecting’ Moises Caicedo exit after rejecting three Chelsea bids
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 03, 2023 - 06:46PM
Chelsea are expected to launch a fourth bid to sign Moises Caicedo (Picture: Getty)

Brighton are ‘not expecting’ or any other club to match their £100m+ valuation of this summer, according to reports.

That would likely see Caicedo remain on the south coast despite intense transfer speculation over the Ecuador international midfielder.

Chelsea and Brighton have been locked in talks over a move for Caicedo all summer .

The Seagulls , believed to be worth more than Chelsea’s third offer of £80m.

Brighton want to secure a similar fee to the £105m Arsenal paid for Declan Rice in order to part ways with Caicedo and do not appear to be softening their stance.

report that Brighton have been ‘impressed’ by Caicedo’s attitude amid the speculation over his future – and despite rumours that Chelsea will launch an improved fourth bid – the Seagulls do not think the Blues will pay his price tag.

The relationship between Chelsea and Brighton is believed to be tense and was further damaged by the Blues’ refusal to let Levi Colwill join them this summer.

Brighton were hoping to land Colwill as part of a swap deal for Caicedo but Mauricio Pochettino stepped in and blocked the move as he is a huge fan of the young English defender and did not want to let him leave Stamford Bridge.

Colwill subsequently signed a new long-term contract at Chelsea, .

Chelsea and Brighton still appear to be willing to do business together on Thursday.