Liverpool still in with a chance of signing Moises Caicedo

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Liverpool haven’t yet given up on their hopes of signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo this summer, as the race to sign him continues.

The 21-year-old’s future has been among the main headlines of late, with the Reds and Chelsea fighting hard to take him from the Amex Stadium this summer.

Liverpool are believed to have had a £110m bid for Caicedo accepted – one that would be the most expensive in the history of English football – but the Ecuadorian would reportedly prefer to move to west London.

While that makes Chelsea favourites in many respects, they haven’t yet submitted an offer for the youngster, meaning nothing will change until that happens.

Writing on Twitter to provide an update on the saga, The Independent’s Miguel Delaney claimed that Liverpool are not yet out of the race to acquire Caicedo’s services this summer:

“Chelsea negotiate into early hours on Caicedo, although the longer the delay the better for Liverpool.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s pursuit of Caicedo…

This is certainly good news from a Reds perspective, with all hope seemingly looking lost at one point on Friday when it emerged that Caicedo was hell-bent on joining Chelsea.

The longer things go on without the Blues actually tabling an offer, however, the more likely it is that the Ecuador international ends up in a Liverpool shirt.

Jurgen Klopp will clearly only want Caicedo if a move to Merseyside appeals to him, though, with the idea of signing an unhappy player making no sense, but he could be a game-changer of an addition if it does happen.

At just 21, the midfielder is already a top-quality footballer who has starred in the Premier League, starting 34 of Brighton’s 38 league games last season, and he could be the perfect foil for Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in front of him.

If Caicedo ends up heading to Chelsea, it is simply imperative that an alternative option such as Romeo Lavia is signed swiftly, in order to fill the No.6 void at Anfield currently.

Going into the opening Premier League game away to the Blues this weekend without a proper defensive midfielder is bad enough, but they cannot afford that to be the case for any more games.

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