Date: 11th July 2023 at 6:03pm
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On Tuesday David Datro Fofana became the latest player to leave Chelsea this summer. 

The forward joined German side Union Berlin on a season-long loan deal, just six months after completing his move to west London.

Fofana, who made just four appearances for the Blues last season, becomes the eighth senior player to leave Chelsea this summer, following the departures of Cesar Azpilicueta, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy.

Despite the exodus from Stamford Bridge, the Blues have signed both Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson this summer, and it appears that they may now be moving closer to securing a third signing.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo has admitted that he would struggle to reject a move to Chelsea.

“It’s a big team, that’s true,” the midfielder told Maria Jose Flores.

“A very historic team and I can’t say no because it’s a very big, historic, beautiful team.

“The city is beautiful as well,” he added.

Caicedo has admitted that he would struggle to reject a move to Chelsea

Caicedo, 21, has been in fine form for the Seagulls over the past 18 months, but his performances haven’t gone unnoticed.

The Ecuador international joined Brighton from Independiente del Valle back in February 2021 and spent six months on loan with Belgian side Beerschot VA.

He returned to the south coast in January 2021, though, and has since been hugely impressive.

In January the Ecuadorian was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners had at least two offers for the player rejected.

He ultimately stayed put and later signed a new long-term contract with the Seagulls.

Romano claims that talks between Chelsea and Brighton are ongoing, with the Blues hoping to make the midfielder their third signing of the summer.

In total Caicedo has made 53 appearances for Brighton across all competitions, including 43 last season.

The 32-time Ecuador international played a key role as Roberto De Zerbi’s side battled to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League table – their highest in the competition’s history.

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