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Moises Caicedo race heats up as West Ham, Brighton join the party — reports


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Moises Caicedo’s extremely low reported asking price of €4.5m was always going to spike the interest of just about every European football club, and that is exactly what appears to be happening.

Just after Everton took the lead for the 19-year-old’s signature, several others have joined the race. The young midfielder certainly has a plethora of options to choose from now.

Among the latest named in the queue are fellow Premier League sides West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion, with the Hammers reportedly even making a formal offer of sorts, and Independiente Del Valle evaluating the offer.

Meanwhile, others are claiming that Brighton have gotten even further, and have already reached an agreement with Caicedo. And the Seagulls, as random as this may be, have some history with Independiente Del Valle as well, having once signed a young player named Billy Arce from them in 2018.

While added competition is never a good thing in the calciomercato, multiple conflicting reports probably mean that an actual transfer is nowhere near done. Chelsea can still perhaps get a deal done for the talented youngster.

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