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Chelsea ‘likely to make second offer for 21-year-old once Kovacic, Havertz, Ziyech exits confirmed



Brighton & Hove Albion are likely to receive a second bid from Chelsea for Moises Caicedo – but on one condition.

The 21-year-old is wanted by Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United this summer, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the frontrunners for his signature.

A bid of £60 million has already been rejected by the Seagulls from Chelsea, with the valuation currently set at in excess of £80 million. It’s been claimed by The Times that the Blues are unwilling to meet the initial asking price.

Caicedo will be allowed to leave Brighton if a suitable offer comes in, now Chelsea are expected to step up their interest in the coming days and weeks.

As reported by Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea are likely to make a second offer of the summer for Caicedo once they get money in from sales.

Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all on the verge of exits which will see Chelsea receive around £110 million for the trio if add-ons are met.

Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy will see their transfers to Saudi Arabia confirmed this week, joining N’Golo Kante and Kalidou Koulibaly, who have already completed their moves.

Once the expected departures are finalised, Chelsea will likely move for Caicedo as they look to bolster their overhauled midfield.

A deal for Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson is also on the verge of completion after he underwent his medical in the capital over the weekend.

Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both face uncertain futures at Stamford Bridge.

Brighton will hold out for a substantial sum for Caicedo and should Arsenal lose out on Declan Rice, who they are still confident of signing from West Ham, Roberto De Zerbi’s side are likely to remain extremely firm on the midfielder’s asking price.