Brighton reject rival bid for Chelsea target Moises Caicedo from mystery club
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 02
Chelsea have had three offers turned down for Moises Caicedo this summer (Picture: Getty)

Brighton have rejected a rival bid for target from an unnamed club, according to reports.

The Seagulls and the Blues have been locked in talks over a move for the Ecuador international all summer .

The west Londoners are not giving up on Caicedo, though, .

But their hopes of landing Caicedo have taken a hit after Brighton received a bid from a rival club on Wednesday, reported on Wednesday, which is said to be worth more than Chelsea’s third offer of £80m.

The mystery rival club have not been named – with fans speculating online that it could be Bayern Munich, Newcastle United or even a team from Saudi Arabia.

Caicedo was previously strongly linked to Arsenal but the Gunners opted to sign Declan Rice from West Ham in a £105m deal instead.

Brighton want to secure a similar fee to part ways with 21-year-old Caicedo this summer.

Chelsea, meanwhile, if a move for Caicedo falls through.

Head coach  is eager to bring in a more defence-minded midfielder this summer.

The club are somewhat light on options in the middle of the pitch following the exits of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.