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Moises Caicedo Signs Dream £115 Million Deal with Chelsea

Several Premier League clubs expressed interest in signing Moises Caicedo, but his eyes were always set on Chelsea. His dream of playing for the Blues will finally come true after the former Brighton midfielder agreed to a record-setting £115 million deal with Chelsea. The 21-year-old Ecuador player asked to leave Brighton ahead of the January transfer window, and several clubs were determined to sign him. Liverpool even went so far as to offer him £111 million just last week, but this deal quickly fell through because Caicedo didn’t want to sign with anyone but Chelsea. "I am so excited to be here at this big club, and I didn't have to think twice when Chelsea called me - I just knew I wanted to sign for the club. It's a dream come true to be here, and I can't wait to get started with the team," said Caicedo in a statement after officially joining the Blues. His transfer fee is worth £100 million, but it could rise to £15 million with performance-related add-ons, setting a record for the highest transfer in British club history. Caicedo is Chelsea's eighth signing this summer, and he seems to be a key to Mauricio Pochettino’s strategy to overhaul the squad following Chelsea's humiliating 12th-place finish in the Premier League last season.