Chelsea expect to sign £100million star before the pre-season tour of the USA

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According to transfer expert Ben Jacobs, Chelsea are hopeful of landing Brighton & Hove Albion star Moises Caicedo before the pre-season tour of the USA.

According to the Telegraph, Chelsea may have to pay upwards of £100million for Caicedo as Brighton feel he is of a similar value to Declan Rice, who is on the verge of joining Arsenal from West Ham United.

Chelsea may need Brighton to lower their demands for the central midfielder as it is understood that the Blues are hopeful of striking a deal for £80million.

Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT: “I expect this one to move because Chelsea would love to get Caicedo in time for their US tour.

“They’re obviously weary too, because who is to say that another bidder won’t come in? There’s plenty looking for that type of midfielder.

“But, at the moment, Chelsea have had a relatively clear run, and they won’t want any complications because it’s quite obvious that if another suitor comes in, the price will just go up and up and up.”