In a story which appears to be moving by the hour, Brighton are said to be unimpressed by Moises Caicedo’s agent’s decision to stall on a potential Liverpool deal.
News broke in the early hours of Friday morning that the Reds had agreed what would be a British record transfer fee for the midfielder.
The Reds trumped Chelsea‘s offer for the player they have courted all summer and looked in pole position to seal the transfer.
Speculation began to grow and the rumours suggested that Stamford Bridge was his preferred destination.
Journalist Chris Williams has reported that Brighton are “livid” with Caicedo’s agent, Manuel Sierra, who is said to have held up a possible move to Liverpool in order to explore the option of Chelsea.
Williams wrote: “Been told from well placed sources in Futbol Division that Manuel Sierra told Moises Caicedo to hold this morning, after verbal terms were agreed with Liverpool, prior to their record bid being accepted.
Been told from well placed sources in Futbol Division that Manuel Sierra told Moisés Caicedo to hold this morning, after verbal terms were agreed with Liverpool, prior to their record bid being accepted. Brighton said to be livid after setting terms of sale with Sierra.
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) August 11, 2023
“Brighton said to be livid after setting terms of sale with Sierra.”
While it appears Chelsea have been the 21-year-old’s first choice throughout the summer, there is currently no suggestion of which club Caicedo could find himself playing for by the time the window has closed.
Liverpool’s need for defensive midfield reinforcement has been well-documented, with three offers for Romeo Lavia having already been rejected by Southampton.
The Reds are set to face a battle with Chelsea both on and off the pitch this weekend as they look to secure the signing of Caicedo before Sunday’s season opener at Stamford Bridge.