Date: 18th June 2023 at 6:15pm
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Chelsea are set to be busy in the coming weeks as new manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to fine tune his squad ahead of next season. 

The Argentine has inherited a huge playing squad after a year of spending by owner Todd Boehly, with 15 new players having arrived at Stamford Bridge since the American took charge of the club.

Several players are therefore expected to depart west London during the current transfer window, but Pochettino will undoubtedly also be keen to bring in some new faces.

Now, though, it appears that the Blues could be priced out of moves for two of their transfer targets.

As per 90min, Chelsea are now exploring alternative options amid concerns over the potential costs of moves for Moises Caicedo and Andre Onana.

Caicedo, 21, has been in sensational form for Brighton and Hove Albion over the past 18 months but has been heavily linked with a move away from The Amex.

Caicedo could prove too expensive for Chelsea this summer

In January, the Ecuador international was heavily linked with a move to rivals Arsenal, but the Gunners had at least one offer for the player rejected.

Caicedo then signed a contract extension with the Seagulls shortly after, and the report claims that the south coast side will demand at least £100 million for the player.

Chelsea are in need of midfield reinforcements, but are now looking at alternatives that would be available at a lower price.

Despite this, the club are said to still be keen on signing Caicedo and will continue negotiating with Brighton in the hope of agreeing a lower fee for the player.

A new goalkeeper is also a priority for Pochettino, with current ‘keepers Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga both having struggled to maintain the starting spot at Stamford Bridge over the past two years.

Inter Milan star Onana has therefore emerged as a target for the London club, but Chelsea are also concerned about the potential cost of a move for the Cameroon international.

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