Arsenal and Man Utd target confirms he would love to join Chelsea

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo admits he would find it impossible to turn down a move to Chelsea and says it would be a ‘dream’ to follow Graham Potter to Stamford Bridge.

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Ecuador international Caicedo has enjoyed a superb start to the season to help Brighton climb to fourth in the Premier League.

Whether the Seagulls can maintain their impressive start remains to be seen, particularly after losing their highly-rated manager to Chelsea.

Caicedo loved playing under Potter and says he was ‘very sad’ when he left Brighton, even though he acknowledges that a move to Stamford Bridge is a ‘great opportunity’.

The 20-year-old midfielder has even suggested he could link back up with Potter at Chelsea, admitting it would be a ‘dream’ to play for the Blues.

‘Right now I’m very focused on Brighton and the World Cup. I want to have a great World Cup and then we’ll see what happens,’ he told Argentine outlet Olé.

‘I think they [Chelsea] are one of the best teams in the world and nobody would turn down an offer from Chelsea or any other club like that. It’d be a dream to be in the best teams in the world and succeed there.’

On Potter’s departure from Brighton, Caicedo added: ‘It made me very sad now that he left for Chelsea, because he helped me a lot and I wanted to continue having him as a manager, but that’s football.

‘You never know: today you can be here and tomorrow somewhere else, that’s the job of a footballer and a coach.

‘At Brighton he worked very well and people love him very much. I’m very happy for him and for the great opportunity that was presented to him.’

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Caicedo in recent weeks, although Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal are also said to be admirers of the Ecuadorian star.

Blues owner Todd Boehly sanctioned a huge spending spree in his first transfer window in charge of the club, bringing the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Stamford Bridge.

But Chelsea still endured an underwhelming start to the season, dropping points in half of their league games and losing their opening Champions League fixture before Tuchel’s sacking.

In Potter’s first game in charge, Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Red Bull Salzburg.

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Potter said: ‘We’re frustrated with just one point but I thought the application of the players was fantastic. They gave everything and I was very proud of how they acted today.

‘It’s not been easy for them either. You know, a change of coach and all that comes with that, but their response has been brilliant.

‘They’ve acted really well; professional, honest, responsible. So from an effort perspective, it was absolutely 100% there.’

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