Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, a regular at the bottom of midfield until last season, moved to Saudi Arabia, and Jordan Henderson, who could also play the same position, sought a new home in the Middle East. Since then, Liverpool has been on the hunt for a defensive midfielder.
Three offers were made to Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, who was considered a major contender, but each offer was rejected without reaching the asking price.
With a gap in valuation between the two clubs, Liverpool decided to change targets with the start of the Premier League season looming.
When they approached Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, who had been close to a move to Arsenal this winter and continuously approached Chelsea in this transfer market, they offered the highest price in a lightning-fast offer push to reach an agreement between the clubs and are now preparing documents and medicals.
What is of interest is the future of the Belgian midfielder from Southampton. Chelsea, who are on the verge of acquiring U.S. midfielder Tyler Adams from Leeds United, remain interested in the player, and at the moment he is imminent at Stamford Bridge, according to Sacha Tavolieri.
“Liverpool agrees a £111M deal for Moises Caicedo tonight. It was a transfer expected to move on his future last night… It happened.
“Be careful until the end because you are not immune of a last-minute bid from Chelsea for the Brighton midfielder as this transfer window seems unstable but…”
“This transfer hijack will have a direct impact on Romeo Lavia’s future now more likely to join Chelsea.”
🔴🇪🇨 #LiverpoolFC agrees a 111M£ deal for Moises Caicedo tonight. It was a transfer expected to move on his future last night… It happened.— Sacha Tavolieri (@sachatavolieri) August 11, 2023
⌚️🔵⏳ Be careful until the end because you are not immune of a last-minute bid from Chelsea for the #BHAFC midfielder as this transfer… https://t.co/ZK25pjD1W5 pic.twitter.com/Omc73hYnr1