Chelsea, who has buying fever during this winter transfer window, skates on the meadow, in the Premier League (10th). But the London club intends to further adjust its workforce, while the month of January is not yet over.
According to information from DailyMirror, Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo is the English club’s latest target. The Brighton midfielder, in form this season (20 games, 1 goal, 1 assist), was in the sights of Liverpool not long ago. Chelsea, who clearly have no financial limits, are reportedly planning to offer almost €85m for the Premier League 7th, after spending 70M + 30 in bonuses for Ukrainian Mykhaylo Mudryk. At the same time, the Belgian Leandro Trossard, who absolutely wants to leave Brightonis also followed by the Blues.
Note that the 10th in the English championship would like to push a few players out, and not the least. The Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be not retained, just like the Englishman Raheem Sterling, recruited at a high price in the summer of 2022 (56.2 million euros). The 28-year-old Englishman is not completely satisfied at the start of the season (6 goals and 3 assists in 22 games).
Chelsea spends, Vieira gets annoyed
Chelsea’s spending madness does not only have followers across the Channel, to say the least. Patrick Vieira, the Crystal Palace manager, fears that English clubs will find it harder to sign players from abroad in the future: “It’s not going to make things any easier when the Premier League side go overseas to try and sign a player. When it’s a Premier League team, it becomes really difficult because the selling team will think that we have the same means (as Chelsea). What is important is that we know who we are, and what we can achieve in the transfer market. Chelsea are on a different level and we have to accept that.”
This season, last summer like this winter, Chelsea spent the staggering sum of 425M euros, selling only for 56 million euros.