Fabrizio Romano Confirms Imminent Major Transfer as Chelsea Agree “Personal Terms” with Moises Caicedo


According to renowned Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has reached an agreement on personal terms with Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo. It has set the stage for crucial talks between the two Premier League clubs to finalize a transfer deal for the Ecuador international.

Caicedo has showcased excellent performances for Brighton over the past 18 months. And he was on the verge of joining Arsenal in January. With Albion reportedly rejecting a £70 million bid from the Gunners. While Caicedo expressed his desire to leave at that time, the deal fell through. The 21-year-old subsequently extended his contract with the south coast club. And he played a pivotal role as Brighton finished sixth in the Premier League. They managed to secure qualification for the Europa League for the first time in their history.

Brighton currently holds Caicedo under contract until June 2027. And it is believed that the club is seeking a transfer fee of at least £80 million for their prized midfielder.

What did Fabrizio Romano say regarding Caicedo deal?

Fabrizio Romano tweeted, “EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea are set to open talks with Brighton for Moisés Caicedo as negotiations between clubs starting within 24/48h. #CFC. Personal terms, not an issue — now Chelsea prepared to ‘attack’ the deal. Never easy or fast negotiations with Brighton. Chelsea, on it.”

The ongoing discussions may also be influenced by the future of Chelsea center-back Levi Colwill. He impressed on loan at Brighton last season. Albion is keen to secure a permanent deal for the talented left-sided defender. As he recently received a call-up to the England squad. It will be interesting to see whether a separate agreement will be reached for Colwill. Or if his situation will be intertwined with the Caicedo negotiations.

Many people were expecting the departure of Caicedo from Brighton this summer. After the transfer of World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister to Liverpool for an initial fee of £35 million earlier this month. Brighton who have been under the guidance of manager Roberto De Zerbi. They have already bolstered their squad with the signings of James Milner and Mahmoud Dahoud on free transfers. Additionally, Brazilian attacker Joao Pedro arrived from Watford for a club-record fee of £30 million.

As the talks progress, all eyes will be on Chelsea and Brighton as they strive to find common ground. And they finalize the transfer of Moises Caicedo, a highly sought-after talent in the Premier League.

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