Talks break down between Leeds and Chelsea for Adams

11 August 2023 0 By Total Football News

Talks have broken down between Leeds and Chelsea over midfielder Tyler Adams after the clubs were unable to reach an agreement, Sky Sports News understands.

Chelsea were closing in on signing the USA international after meeting the £20m release clause in his contract.

One source told Sky Sports News on Thursday that Adams was set to have a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge.

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But Adams is now expected to return to Leeds where he has four years left on his current deal.

Adams signed for Leeds from RB Leipzig for a fee of around £20m last summer but suffered relegation with the club in his first season.

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Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi says he is preparing for life without Moises Caicedo but adds that the big clubs can buy their players but not their soul or spirit. De Zerbi also said he is not finished in the transfer market.

Chelsea want to sign two midfielders before the transfer window closes on September 1 and made a £48m bid for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Moises Caicedo has seemingly rejected the chance to join Liverpool and wants to move to Chelsea, despite the Reds agreeing a British-record £111m fee with Brighton.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms that the club have agreed a deal to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Brighton value Caicedo - who missed their final pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday amid speculation over his future - at £100m.

Chelsea make £48m bid for Liverpool target Lavia

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Image: Romeo Lavia is a target for Chelsea and Liverpool

Chelsea have made a £48m bid for Lavia and talks with Southampton could accelerate in the next 24 hours.

While the offer is expected to be rejected as Southampton hold out for their £50m valuation, it comes close enough that talks between the clubs could continue.

Liverpool have seen three bids for Lavia rejected so far this summer, the latest of which was worth around £45m.

Lavia has four years left on his Southampton contract after joining from Manchester City last summer.

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However, the Belgium international is expected to leave after Saints were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Lavia did not come off the bench during Southampton's win over Sheffield Wednesday on the opening weekend of the season, while he was not named in the squad for the Carabao Cup defeat at Gillingham on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse is having a medical at West Ham after the clubs reached a full agreement.

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