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Chelsea eye Moises Caicedo, Declan Rice transfers?

Chelsea eye Moises Caicedo, Declan Rice transfers?
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Chelsea are reportedly considering summer moves for Brighton & Hove Albion's Moises Caicedo and West Ham United's Declan Rice.

Chelsea could reportedly launch a double swoop for Brighton & Hove Albion's Moises Caicedo and West Ham United's Declan Rice.

The Blues will need to strengthen in the middle of the park this summer with a number of their current midfielders heading towards the exit door.

N'Golo Kante is closing in on a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia, while Mateo Kovacic is widely expected to complete a transfer to Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount have also been linked with summer departures, and there is an expectation that Conor Gallagher may leave the West London club.

A recent report claimed that Chelsea are in talks to sign Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, but they could be set to make further midfield signings.

Brighton & Hove Albion's Moises Caicedo in action on December 26, 2022© Reuters

According to 90min, the Blues are considering whether to make bids for both Caicedo and Rice during the summer transfer window.

Brighton rejected an offer from Arsenal for Caicedo during the transfer window, ensuring that the Ecuador international remained on the South coast for the rest of the 2022-23 campaign.

Caicedo signed a new contract in March until the summer of 2027, and Brighton have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

Despite putting pen to paper on a long-term contract, Caicedo is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs, and Brighton will consider parting ways if they receive offers in the region of £80m.

Chelsea are pushing to land the 21-year-old, but they could face competition from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

West Ham United's Declan Rice kisses the trophy after winning the Europa Conference League Final on June 7, 2023© Reuters

Rice, meanwhile, is widely expected to leave West Ham this summer, with Arsenal currently leading the race for his signature.

The England international is also attracting interest from Manchester City, Man United and Bayern Munich.

Despite facing intense competition, Chelsea have not ruled out the possibility of making a bid for Rice this summer.

The Hammers are prepared to sell one of their prized assets, but they are holding out for a fee in excess of £100m.

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