Chelsea look to raid Brighton AGAIN as they step up their interest in Moises Caicedo and Tottenham target Leandro Trossard – with the Blues still ready to splash the cash after already spending £140m this January window
- Chelsea set to target Brighton pair Moises Caicedo and Leandro Trossard
- Trossard could leave the club after being dropped by boss Roberto De Zebri
- Tottenham are also interested in the Belgian forward and could rival the Blues
- Spurs also talking to Sporting Lisbon over the signing of full-back Pedro Porro
On Sunday the Blues unveiled their fourth signing of the January transfer window with the £88million capture of Ukrainian forward Mykhailo Mudryk.
Mudryk followed the arrivals of Benoit BadiashileDavid Datro Fofana and the loan deal for Joao Felix, who have all joined the London club this month.
Leandro Trossard (left) has been linked with a move to Chelsea, while the Blues are also interested in Moises Cacideo (right)
However, the Blues could be set to return to Brighton for their next targets in Ecuadorian midfielder Caicedo and Trossard, who has been in the news this week after a fallout with Seagulls boss Roberto De Zerbi.
The Belgian reportedly boarded a Eurostar to head back to his home country after learning he was dropped from Brighton’s match day squad following questions over the forward’s attitude.
De Zerbi has since confirmed the door is open for Trossard to return to the club, but his future remains in doubt and has been linked with a move away from the South Coast during this window.
The Blues have already made four signings in this window including the £88million deal for Ukrainian star Mykhailo Mudryk
Roberto De Zerbi dropped Trossard for Brighton’s game against Liverpool down to his attitude
As well as Chelsea, Trossard remains of interest to Tottenhamwho are also speaking to Sporting Lisbon about Pedro Porro this week.
Trossard’s contract expires at the end of the season, though the Seagulls are understood to have an option to extend his contract by 12 months.
The Blues are also interested in Trossard’s team-mate Caicedo, however, he is expected to not come cheaply.
Tottenham want to wrap-up a deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro this week
The midfielder has three years left to run on his current contract, but Chelsea have earmarked him as a possible replacement for long-term injury absentee N’Golo Kante.
Any approach from Chelsea would mark another raid on Brighton after they signed Marc Cucurella in the summer, and then poached Graham Potter and his staff from The Amex to replace Thomas Tuchel in September.
Meanwhile Tottenham’s pursuit of Porro could end this week, if Spurs agree to meet the £40million buyout clause in the right-back’s contract.