In an incredible turn of events, it seems Liverpool's move for Moisés Caicedo is about to fall through.
EXCLUSIVE: Moisés Caicedo has just informed Liverpool that he only wants to join Chelsea! 🚨🔵🇪🇨 #CFC
Caicedo has decided to keep his word and only accept Chelsea as personal terms were agreed since end of May.
Chelsea, set to bid again in order to get deal done with Brighton. pic.twitter.com/HI3geVVq9Z
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 11, 2023
Liverpool reportedly agreed a £111-million fee with Brighton and Hove Albion last night after a three-way auction with Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
According to Sky Sports, the Reds ultimately came out as the highest bidders after battling it out with both Chelsea and Bayern Munich. It's understood that the Blues' highest bid was £100 million, while the German side bid £90 million.
However, despite no agreement being reached with Chelsea, Romano believes that the 21-year-old Ecuadorian still has eyes only for the West London club.
Chelsea have been pursuing Caicedo all summer and had a series of bids rejected, despite having already agreed personal terms at the end of May. It is believed that Caicedo wants to honour that commitment.
Whether Chelsea will be able to match Liverpool's bid remains to be seen as they have already agreed to pay Tyler Adams' £20-million release clause and this week placed a £48-million bid for long-term Liverpool target Roméo Lavia.