EXCL: Liverpool tried to change Moises Caicedo's mind about Chelsea transfer, Kylian Mbappe's shock U-turn, plus latest on Romelu Lukaku, Harry Maguire & more
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Moises Caicedo to Chelsea - here we go!
Finally the biggest and craziest saga of the summer transfer market is over - Moises Caicedo to Chelsea is ‘here we go’. The deal is done, there is an agreement between Chelsea and Brighton, reached last night after a bid sent yesterday. The deal is worth £115m plus a future sell-on clause - a British record deal. These are incredible numbers, with Chelsea breaking the transfer record again after the Enzo Fernandez deal in January.
It’s also incredible because Caicedo was, for a few hours on Thursday night, almost a Liverpool player. What happened? Liverpool had an agreement with Brighton on Thursday, it was a done deal between the clubs, and this was confirmed also by Jurgen Klopp in a press conference on Friday morning, but then, despite the clubs preparing documents and despite a medical being booked at Liverpool, the player communicated directly with Klopp and the Liverpool board that his desire was to go to Chelsea.
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