Chelsea devise plan to seal Caicedo deal

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
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Moises Caicedo, Brighton, 2022/23
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Chelsea are looking to offer Brighton the chance to sign Levi Colwill on loan as part of a deal for Moises Caicedo.

The Blues still have a long-standing interest in the midfielder and believe that selling their defender to the Seagulls could make that happen.

Colwill was with Brighton on loan last season and in recent days the side even made a bid for him.

The offer was knocked back by Chelsea, but now they are weighing up whether to make an ambitious move to knock off some of the price of Caicedo.

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Colwill's future up in the air

Colwill has just returned from an impressive season on loan at Brighton, but he has other suitors keen on him.

Colwill had a stunning term with Brighton
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Chelsea must sell a number of squad members in the upcoming window but they do want to see Colwill stay at Stamford Bridge.

They want him as part of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad and for him to sign a long-term contract, with the 20-year-old’s deal expiring in 2026.

There is an option to extend by a year but that depends on Colwill playing a certain number of games for the side.

The Englishman wants first-team assurances and with Chelsea’s inflated squad, they are unable to provide that at the moment.

Colwill’s thinking on his future is likely to depend on whether he can see a pathway into Chelsea’s first team. The trouble is that he faces competition from another left-sided centre-back - Benoît Badiashile, who joined from Monaco in January, is a favourite.

But Chelsea see no problem in playing two left-footed centre-backs in the same team.

Pochettino will give Colwill a chance to show he can compete with Badiashile, as well as Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Trevoh Chalobah and Wesley Fofana.

But it is possible that Chalobah and Koulibaly could leave in the summer window.

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