‘Has just informed’ - Fabrizio Romano provides huge Liverpool and Chelsea transfer update
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Moises Caicedo is proving to be a man of his word and has reportedly chosen to join Chelsea in line with initially agreeing personal terms with them months ago.
Liverpool jumped ahead of Chelsea late on Thursday night after having a fee believed to be around £111million agreed for the Ecuador international. Chelsea had been favourites all summer and had three offers rejected including one that was said to be around £85million.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed in his press conference they had agreed a deal even though he could not tell when a medical would be held. He told reporters ahead on Friday afternoon.
“I’m told I can confirm that the deal with the club is agreed, whatever that means. We have do not endless resources, but we had a few things happen this summer that we didn’t expect. Hendo, Fab going.
“Let’s see what happens and then we go from there. I don’t know [if there is a medical today].”
But journalists including the often reliable Fabrizio Romano has claimed Caicedo is slowing down his arranged medical at Liverpool as he wants to join Chelsea.
Romano has said: “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.”
What does that mean
Brighton had always maintained that the midfielder will only leave the club for a fee in the region of £100million but the sudden arrival of Liverpool late to the party but keen on getting the deal done has meant they are possibly walking away with more than they initially thought.
Chelsea are reportedly willing to offer him double the wages that Liverpool offered even though they will now have to surely pay more than they had initially budgeted for if they are to turn this deal on its head.