Moises Caicedo attempts to force Chelsea transfer ahead of Premier League season opener
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 08
Moises Caicedo is keen to join Chelsea (Allstar via Getty)

is attempting to force through a move to after missing training with on Monday, according to reports.

The Ecuador international , with the club claiming that the midfielder was sidelined due to a hamstring injury.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have seen multiple offers rejected by Brighton, .

According to , Caicedo is hoping to help push through a move to Chelsea this week by missing Monday’s training session.

The report claims that the 21-year-old has also removed his belongings from the club’s training ground.

Brighton say they expect Moises Caicedo to start the season with them (Getty)

Brighton, however, are unless their £100m asking price is met.

The club believe that their midfielder should command a similar fee to the £105m Arsenal paid to sign Declan Rice from West Ham.

Speaking on Sunday, Brighton’s chief executive and deputy chairman, Paul Barber, indicated that he expects Caicedo to still be at the club for their Premier League opener against Luton Town on Saturday.

‘Moises had a slight hamstring injury late in training and was pulled out for that reason,’ Barber said.

‘With a  season just a week away it makes no sense to risk him today.

‘We’re looking forward to Moises starting the season with us, he’s a Brighton player under a long-term contract.

‘He’s probably one of the most exciting young midfield players in the world at the moment and we’re delighted to have him.’

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