The Moises Caicedo transfer saga has taken a brand-new turn, according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims that the Ecuadorian international has informed Liverpool that he wants to join Chelsea.
Since yesterday, the Blues and the Reds have been engaged in a fierce competition for Caicedo. However, Romano just broke some bad news on X/Twitter when it appeared like Liverpool had won the race.
Having informed Liverpool of his desire to join Chelsea
The team with the best chance to sign Moises Caicedo has always been Chelsea.
It would have been difficult to accept if Liverpool had undone all of Mauricio Pochettino’s team’s hard work in only one day of trying to recruit him.
The Reds and Brighton have a £110 million agreement in place, but Chelsea is about to counter with a much larger bid, and this time, the player is fully behind them.
Caicedo just disclosed to Liverpool that he only wants to join Chelsea this month, and Romano just made that information public. That ought to eliminate the Reds from contention.
“EXCLUSIVE: Moisés Caicedo just told Liverpool that he only wants to join Chelsea,” he proclaimed.
“Caicedo has made up his mind to honour his commitment and would only join Chelsea because personal terms have been established since the end of May. Chelsea is prepared to make another offer to close the deal with Brighton.
This is a significant setback for Liverpool.
The Reds deserve congratulations for what they accomplished last night, but it will not be good for their image if they fail to reach a personal agreement now and allow Chelsea—who won’t even be playing in Europe next season—to sign him before them.
Now everyone will be watching Chelsea to see what kind of offer they will make in the next few hours.
Although there is still some hope for Liverpool, it is not a good time to be a Reds supporter right now.