‘Another hijacking Marina masterclass’ ‘Reminds me of Essien’ Fans reacts to claims that Chelsea will battle united for 19 Year Old star

According to reports in Ecuador, Chelsea and Ajax have made approaches for Independiente del Valle midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Manchester United were thought to be leading the race for the 19-year-old but Independiente del Valle’s sporting director Santiago Morales says there has been no formal contact with the Red Devils.

Caicedo is a holding midfielder by trade so there will be questions over whether the Blues will go after West Ham’s Declan Rice as well, considering they play in the same position. There is no doubt though who would be the cheaper option.

Reports vary on how much the Ecuadorian international could cost. It was initially thought he could be snapped up fo $6m (£4.4m) but recently that has been revised up to €10m (£9m).

However, With that being the case, Chelsea may now be in pole position to sign Caicedo during the January transfer window and supporters on Twitter are seeing it as a positive development:

@CriticalCudicni:Interesting another hijacking Marina masterclass 🤙🏾Hth CC Out

@Horusosiris1: Dusted because Marina runs the show

Horusosiris1: Great News
@TheScore01: Interesting. If we signed him, what does that do to Rice interest I wonder.