Heading to Chelsea? Moises Caicedo opens up on his future and says he 'knows how to handle' transfer pressure

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  • Moises Caicedo linked with Chelsea
  • Midfielder flattered by links
  • Brighton want £100m

WHAT HAPPENED? The 21-year-old midfielder has only been at Brighton for one season but is being linked with a big-money move to Chelsea. Fans of the Seagulls won't be pleased, but the Ecuadorian has admitted that he is flattered with the links.

WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking to Maria Jose Flores, Caicedo said: "It’s a very great emotion. What guy wouldn’t want them to be talking about him? I know how to handle it. I don’t get carried away by emotions. I’m enjoying time with my family for now. There is pressure, but I am calm. I am waiting for whatever God decides. He will know what is best for me."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Caicedo impressed during his debut Premier League campaign, and was the subject of two rejected bids from Arsenal in January.

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Having signed Declan Rice Arsenal are now out of the running, but Chelsea and Manchester United remain interested in the deep-lying midfielder.


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WHAT NEXT FOR MOISES CAICEDO? As was the case in January, Brighton are not budging on their valuation of Caicedo. Owner Tony Bloom wants £100m, a fee Chelsea are unwilling to meet.