January 13 According to the “Guardian” report, the signing of Enzo Fernandez was blocked
Afterwards, Chelsea targeted Brighton’s Ecuador international Caicedo in the midfield.
In the case of Kanter’s long-term injury and Jorginho’s uncertain future, Blues coach Porter hopes that the club will give priority to strengthening the midfield.
Chelsea had previously seen Benfica’s Enzo as their number one signing target, but disagreements over a transfer fee have stalled talks.
Chelsea have already had a series of signings in the winter window, including the loan of Atletico Madrid striker Felix. They are also very interested in another Brighton player, McAllister, but compared to Kaiser
More, it is obviously more difficult to introduce McAllister, because he has just completed his contract extension with the Seagulls.
Chelsea appreciate Caicedo very much, and Porter has worked with the Ecuadorian when he was in charge of Brighton.
However, the Brighton team will not let Caicedo go easily. They are currently striving to qualify for the European war and do not want to lose any important players.
After Curelia, they are not in a hurry to sell their players.
Caicedo has performed well since joining Brighton, and Chelsea appreciate his energy and technical ability.
Since losing Kanter, Chelsea’s midfield has become very weak. The Blues want to renew Kanter’s contract, but the French’s potential injury makes the club have to consider signings to improve the thickness of the midfield.
In addition to Enzo, Dortmund’s Bellingham and West Ham’s Rice are also the goals of the Blues in the summer window, but they do not occupy a favorable position in the battle for the two England internationals.
In Chelsea’s current midfield staffing, Jorginho has a high probability of leaving the team freely after the end of the season, while Kovacic and Loftus-Cheek have suffered from injuries.
Fortunately, Zakaria, who is on loan from Juventus, has performed well recently, which has relieved the pressure on the Blues’ midfield to a certain extent.