Liverpool outbid Chelsea for Moises Caicedo as sensational £110m deal agreed

Liverpool have hijacked Chelsea’s pursuit of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo after submitting an eye-watering offer.

The Blues had been in continuous negotiations with Brighton throughout the summer and saw a flurry of offers turned down by the Seagulls.

Nonetheless, the west Londoners believed they had a deal within their reach after receiving the go-ahead from the young midfielder.

But the Merseysiders have thrown a spanner in the works with a late move, outbidding Chelsea with a lucrative offer.

As reported by The Athletic, In an auction held by Brighton last night, the Reds put forward an offer worth £110 million, exceeding Chelsea’s £100m.

Having finalised the deal with the Seagulls, the Merseysiders are now working on personal terms with the Ecuadorian international, though it is understood to be only a formality.

Caicedo’s move to Anfield could make room for Chelsea to go after Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.

Lavia has also been a target for the Merseysiders, but the Blues are in pole position to sign him after recently submitting an offer worth €48m to the Saints.

The £110m deal for Caicedo would break the Reds’ club-record transfer as well as the British record fee, eclipsing Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice.

Caicedo’s acquisition is likely to complete the midfield overhaul at Liverpool, who have already invested in Alexis Mac Allister and Dominic Szoboszlai this summer.

Thiago Alcantara could follow Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Naby Keita to the exit door, with Saudi club Al-Ahli interested in signing him.

Klopp’s men will lock horns with Chelsea this Sunday in their opening game of the 2023/24 Premier League campaign.

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