The battle for Moises Caicedo has been settled. As initially expected, Chelsea spent a total of £115 million to secure the Ecuadorian midfielder. He will join Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez, the highest paid midfielder in England to date, in midfield.
Liverpool then made another move for Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia, offering £60 million for the midfielder and reaching an agreement with Southampton. However, Chelsea may still make an offer, and the situation remains unpredictable.
While reports are circulating that the young Belgian midfielder is prioritizing playing at Anfield, The Times’ Tom Roddy reported another story, saying that Lavia himself wants to go to London.
“Chelsea retain an interest in signing the 19-year-old midfielder Roméo Lavia from Southampton. Both Chelsea and Liverpool have had bids for Lavia rejected. Liverpool had been willing to go to £60 million but the player is understood to have indicated a desire to move to Stamford Bridge.
Lavia is close to Chelsea’s co-director of recruitment and talent, Joe Shields, who was the driving force in Southampton signing him from Manchester City last summer. Shields moved to Southampton as head of senior recruitment last summer after years at City as academy scouting manager, but was poached by Chelsea in October.”
To be honest, we do not know what is real and what is made up. However, it seems to be true that both Liverpool and Chelsea are continuing their interest, and we will watch the progress of the second round of the battle following Caicedo…