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Moises Caicedo completes medical after Chelsea agree British record fee with Brighton

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Moises Caicedo has completed his medical at Chelsea as he nears a British record £115m switch from Brighton.

Caicedo arrived at the Chelsea training ground for his medical on Monday morning and completed that part of the process at lunchtime.

The Blues are understood to be paying an initial £100m, plus £15m in performance-related add-ons.

The midfielder will sign an eight-year contract, with the option of a further year.

Brighton will have a sell-on clause that has been described as “significant” as part of the £115m deal to sell Caicedo.

Liverpool agreed a £111m deal to sign Caicedo last week but the move fell through when the 21-year-old informed the club he intended to join Chelsea.

Caicedo had been expected to travel to Liverpool for a medical on Friday after Jurgen Klopp’s side had a bid accepted by Brighton following a midnight deadline for bids on Thursday.

But the Ecuador international had a change of heart and told Liverpool – who drew 1-1 at Chelsea in their opening Premier League game of the season on Sunday – he did not want to join.

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