Perhaps one of the transfer battles that we weren’t expecting Chelsea to be involved in is heating up well.
Moises Caicedo is one of the highest rated young defensive midfielders in the game, and he is attracting interest from some of the best teams around.
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Some whispers recently suggested that Manchester United were close to signing the 19-year old Ecuadorian international, but this is not the case according to a report from local Ecuador media El Telegrafo.
They say no discussions have taken place between the two parties, but Chelsea have held talks, as well as Ajax.
Furthermore, Ecuadorian Journalist Jose Carlo Crespo has claimed that an English club is close to signing Caicedo.
An unnamed Premier League club is 'close' to signing Moises Caicedo from Independiente amid interest from #Chelsea and Man Utd.
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) January 5, 2021
There has yet to be a lot of mainstream UK media reporting on Chelsea’s interest in the Independiente midfielder (all bar a recent report from The Daily Mail), but the reports from local media would suggest that this could certainly be a story that Chelsea fans will want to keep an eye on.