Paul Joyce reveals Brighton stance amidst Caicedo’s dramatic transfer u-turn

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It’s been one of the messiest and most dramatic transfer tales for many years and now Moises Caicedo, Liverpool, Chelsea and Brighton are all in limbo over the the conclusion of a true debacle.

Writing for The Times, Paul Joyce reported: ‘Chelsea are prepared to raise their bid for Moisés Caicedo as they believe the Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder favours a move to London over Liverpool.

‘The Merseyside club agreed a British-record £111 million transfer fee with Brighton to sign Caicedo after hijacking Chelsea’s deal but are yet to secure personal terms with the player.

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‘Brighton want negotiations to reach a conclusion prior to the Premier League season starting this weekend but are open to improved offers being submitted’.

After seeing an apparent deadline being set by the Seagulls and us then getting a fee agreed, it will be hugely frustrating for everyone that the time limit has been extended and that there’s still no new player arriving at Anfield.

Given this public rejection, it will be interesting to see whether Jurgen Klopp still wants the midfielder at his club, even though we still don’t know the full reasoning behind his change of heart.

Our supporters will only want a player who’s committed to being a Red and if the Ecuadorian is holding out for a better offer from Stamford Bridge – then many will believe there shouldn’t even be an offer on the table from us.

It’s still unclear where the 21-year-old will end up but he’s doing a good job of losing interest from suitors, in the hope of playing under Mauricio Pochettino.

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  1. Liverpool should pulled out of the deal forthwith if the player prefers Chelsea. He will not be committed 100%.

  2. If Brighton do accept a higher bid from Chelsea after accepting ours before their self imposed deadline, then any club wishing to do business with them will be aware that they can’t be trusted. As for the player he can do one if he prefers Chesea, not interested.

    1. Its not Brightons fault,its Chelsea’s and the Players,and quite honestly your Club would do the Same if it was your position with an unsettled player!!!We’re just as dissapointed as you are!!

    2. Dead right mate i don’t want any player that have made it public that he doesn’t want to play for us so bollox to him i hope we pull out of the deal. Or he does go there cos he will end up like lukaku big name at a small club. No disrespect to Everton he was a good striker there Chelsea lost a lot of money on him. And the Chelsea owner spent 700 million since he arrived and they didn’t even qualify for Europe. Its a scatter gun club , aww well im looking forward to Sunday now gonna be a good one. Even more now YNWA

      1. We must jut pull out of this one. If he doesn’t want us then we also don’t want him any more. Can’t force him. May end up being a disaster.

  3. Dead right. Don’t care if he’s Messi in his prime. If his head is elsewhere leave him where he is

  4. If he wants to play for Chelsea,let him go,we only want players who want to play for us like Lavia so pay up liverpool or klopp will walk FSG should sell the club as we are being left behind other clubs who aren’t afraid to spend caicedo offer is a one off,let’s not be fooled

  5. Liverpool should of taken the offer off the table as soon as he declared he wanted the Chelsea move.

  6. It’s not Brighton’s fault chaps,it’s Chelsea and the Players.Chelsea could pay but didn’t want to,and the player is unsettled and you did buy Alexis from us after the Seasons End.Pretty poor reading your Comments on this Subject,you are a Big Club aren’t you?

  7. Who does he even think he is. Hope he’s not thinking Chelsea is a better club because they can never be compared to us. All they know is throw money about. Why am I even talking, A small club at that. Let him go

  8. Why dont we just go all out for Aurelien Touchameni and Franck Kessie. Both have more quality once fully settled. Also worth noting that both come much cheaper as well.

  9. Liverpool need to keep the offer on the table to force Chelsea to spend more. Two years down the road they are going to be so debit ridden they won’t be in the market to buy hotdogs never mind players.
    American think you can buy everything.
    We need the deal on the table atm to apply presure.

  10. Shocked to read these comments from our supporters. Reels of utter disappointment and anger turned into abuse. Thought we are an adult club.

  11. What do you expect. Of course supporters are cheesed off with the way this transfer farrago has panned out. They are totally entitled to have a go at the incompetence of those who ran the show

  12. All i can say is the Lord works mysterious ways. You watch this space we are liverpool no one walks on us cos they have a big fat rich man pulling their strings this may seem like a fairly tale for them right now but without sounding bitchy i probably am but it will end a nightmare all they can see is money money id be happy on 500. Aweek lol anyway come on fsg get your players mate so we can shuv them players up there rent boy asses YNWA

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