According to transfer expert Ben Jacobs, Chelsea are interested in signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo and may move for the Ecuador World Cup star in January.
Jacobs tweeted: “Moisés Caicedo to Chelsea is one to watch. There is a real sense, from multiple sources, Chelsea may move.
“Graham Potter when still at Brighton joked £42m would only ‘get his boots’. Brighton want around £70-£75m.
“Brighton aren’t going to entertain any cut-price sale. They’ll inflate the price and knowing Chelsea paid an above-market-value fee (£62m) for Marc Cucurella only strengthens their position.
“Brighton don’t need to sell in January either. Chelsea weighing up an approach as a result.
“Caicedo’s agent situation is complicated. This presents problems when doing a deal. Liverpool explored Caicedo when at Independiente del Valle. They saw value (Brighton ended up paying just £4.5m) but a move came with all kinds of other costs and multiple agents claimed a cut.”