Premier League star determined to join Chelsea this summer

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According to a report on Daily Star, Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo is determined to join Chelsea this summer despite Brighton rejecting an £80million bid from the Blues.

The 21-year-old is said to be determined to move on two years after he joined the club from Independiente del Valle for a fee in the region of just £4.5m.

Caicedo is keen on leaving Brighton this summer despite signing a new contract that runs until 2027 earlier this year.

Brighton owner Tony Bloom is said to be firm in his stance that he would only sell Caicedo for £100million this summer.

The report adds that Chelsea are considering alternative options, including Lavia of Southampton who is a central target of Liverpool.

Caicedo appeared off the bench for Roberto Di Zerbi’s side during their 2-0 win over Brentford in pre-season, with the manager admitting that the future of the player is up in the air.

He said: “Everyone is speaking about Moises, Chelsea maybe but me? No. The situation is very clear at the moment.

“Moises is a Brighton player and Tony Bloom told me, if the conditions don’t change, Moises stays with us. For me, it would be great news.”