Brighton would like a record-equalling fee for Moises Caicedo and Everton are after half that to sell Amadou Onana, with Arsenal and Chelsea interested in both.
It is not often that teams at the summit and foot of the top half of the Premier League table are locked in a potential record-matching transfer battle. But that is the apparent reality facing Arsenal, Chelsea and Moises Caicedo, who Brighton value at £100m.
That fee would indeed equal the bar set by Manchester City and Jack Grealish in summer 2021, with Brighton rejecting an offer from Chelsea worth little over half that amount already this month.
The Seagulls, according to The Times, ‘will not countenance’ another player sale in January but could see things differently at the end of the season, by which time some absolute random they signed for peanuts from South America will have broken into the first team as Caicedo’s replacement.
Play this game for 1 minute and see why everyone is addicted.might seek to raise the remainder of that Brighton valuation through player sales. The Blues of old certainly would have done and they do have 427 forwards so can afford to lose one or two.
That could be good or bad news for Kai Havertz, depending on the chosen perspective. Sky Germany reckon he may be shipped back off to the Bundesliga in a move which suits all prospective parties.
Florian Plettenberg told sister channel Sky Sports that Chelsea’s extravagant spending “can have an indirect impact on German clubs,” who have done the maths and reckon there will have to be outgoings at Stamford Bridge soon.