Chelsea ‘ready to bid MORE than £111million to hijack Liverpool’s Moises Caicedo transfer at last minute’

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CHELSEA are reportedly ready to bid more than Liverpool in order to hijack their move for Moises Caicedo.

The Reds had agreed a fee of £110million for the Ecuadorian midfielder as they hoped to strengthen their squad before the Premier League season starts.

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Chelsea had been negotiating with the Seagulls over a move for Caicedo since the start of the transfer window but had failed to agree on a deal.

The Blues then appeared to move on to Southampton star Roméo Lavia as they outbid Liverpool for him, leading the Reds to move for Caicedo.

However, The Guardian has now claimed that the Blues are prepared to raise their offer of £100m to beat Liverpool to his signature.

Brighton had set a deadline for Thursday evening in which they said they would accept the highest offer on the table.

The report suggests that the 21-year-old is currently in London with his representative and would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea desperately need new midfielders following the exits of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante this summer.

This morning, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that a deal was in place for Caicedo to move to Anfield.

In a press conference, he said: “First and foremost, I got told that I can confirm the deal with the club is agreed.

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“We want the player.”

However, the German did remain cautious as the deal is not yet completed as he added: “Don’t praise the day before the night.”

The Reds also need reinforcements to the midfield, having lost James Milner, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson, while only signing Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.

Chelsea are thought to have identified PSG’s Marco Veratti as an alternative should they miss out on the Caicedo

To add more spice to the competition between the two clubs for Caicedo, they both face each other for their opening games of the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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