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Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo confirms future ahead of January transfer window closing

The Ecuadorian has been linked with a move away all winter


Ecuador and Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo has seemingly shut the door to any January exit despite interest from Chelsea this winter, claiming that he is ‘’focused on Brighton’.

The midfielder only made his Brighton debut last season, but has impressed in the heart of midfield under both Graham Potter and now Roberto de Zerbi, catching the eye of plenty of Europe’s elite.

Liverpool were thought to be interested in adding the midfielder to their ranks in the summer, and reportedly even tabled a £42m offer for his services late in the transfer window.

However, this winter the focus has been on Chelsea and a potential reunion with Potter at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues desperate to strengthen in central midfield as they look to continue their spending spree under Todd Boehly.

So far, they have tested the waters with bids around the £55m mark earlier in the month, but the Seagulls are under no pressure to sell and are holding out for somewhere around the £75m region to be persuaded to part ways with the newest star on the south coast.

But, speaking ahead of the final days of the window, it appears that Caicedo will not push for a move away.

“I am focused on Brighton,” he told the official Brighton social media account. “I am here, I’m playing every day. Things from outside don’t trouble me, nor does it take that focus away because I’m focused only on here.

“I handle [the speculation] well. You hear rumours here and there, but I only try to be focused on the club where I am now, the club which opened the doors for me to be playing every week.”

He has previously claimed that “nobody would turn down an offer from Chelsea or any other club like that. It’d be a dream to be in the best teams in the world and succeed there”, but that dream may be set to play out at the end of the season, rather than January.

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Ben Browning

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