Chelsea already have Plan B after missing out on Caicedo as they target transfer for PSG superstar

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CHELSEA reportedly have a Plan B lined-up after Liverpool hijacked their move for Moises Caicedo.

The Blues have chased the Brighton midfielder throughout the window and saw three bids rejected.

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Liverpool have hijacked Chelsea’s move for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo[/caption]
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PSG’s Marco Verratti has emerged as a new target for the Blues[/caption]

They have made a FOURTH offer, but Liverpool had then entered the race as they look to replace Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.

Brighton held an auction with a midnight cut-off on Thursday, and Jurgn Klopp’s team are believed to have outbid Chelsea by £10m.

They are willing to offer £110m for the 21-year-old Ecuadorian Caicedo, topping the British record £107m Chelsea paid Benfica for Enzo Fernandez in January.

However, a fresh report from Foot Mercato has claimed that a new midfield target has emerged for Mauricio Pochettino.

They state that Paris Saint-Germain have informed Marco Verratti to find a new club.

He is now set to leave the Ligue 1 champions after over a decade at Parc des Princes.

Italian international Verratti has spent 11 years in the French capital and has already achieved legendary status at the club, playing over 400 games for them.

He has already attracted interest from Saudi Arabia over the summer with PSG rejecting two bids from Al-Hilal.

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And this fresh update states that the star, who still has three years left on his deal, wants to stay in Europe with Spain’s Atletico Madrid also keen.

But they add that Chelsea has “now emerged as a potential destination” as they desperately look to bolster their midfield ranks.

Chelsea lost a host of midfielders this summer, including Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic.

And Caicedo was deemed Pochettino’s No1 target only for them to get usurped by Liverpool.

Poch’s reign at Stamford Bridge gets underway on Sunday against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

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