Two players completing Chelsea medicals as £75m transfer agreed

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Chelsea have announced the blockbuster signing of Moises Caicedo for a British record fee of £115 million but the Blues are not slowing down. Romeo Lavia was another target that Chelsea wanted to sign and have successfully managed to secure, beating Liverpool in the race. The Blues have also wrapped up the signing of striker Deivid Washington.

Chelsea had been working hard on signing Caicedo for weeks but they were also tracking Lavia in the background. Lavia was also on the list of Liverpool and the Reds had made three separate bids to sign the Southampton midfielder but all the bids were knocked down by the Saints as it did not meet their valuation of excess of £50 million.

CFC swooped in and made a bid of £50 million that was rejected by Southampton but Chelsea moved quickly and showed intent in getting the deal done. Ultimately, a deal was agreed between CFC and Southampton as Chelsea managed to get ahead of Liverpool in the race and win the race.

Romeo Lavia undergoing Chelsea medical

Last week, the West London side also agreed a deal with Brazilian club Santos for the transfer of striker Washington. The Blues had been negotiating with Santos and the deal was finally agreed for £17 million including add-ons. The player said his goodbyes to his teammates as he was expected to undergo Chelsea medical and sign the contract.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Belgian midfielder Lavia is in London to complete his medicals as new CFC player after the Blues and Southampton agreed to a £53 million plus £5 million deal. Brazilian striker Washington, is also completing the final part of his medical before CFC make the official announcement of his acquisition.

The West London outfit have completed two deals worth £75 million as Lavia and Washington complete their medicals. With the signing of Caicedo, CFC have now spent £190 million in a week to add strength to the midfield and the attack. Caicedo straightaway gets drafted in the first team and will play alongside Enzo Fernandez.

Lavia, on the other hand, will add a much need option in the midfield. He may not be a starter but would become an important part of Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield. In some games, Pochettino could use a midfield three of Caicedo, Fernandez and Lavia.

The 18 year old Washington would likely leave on loan to gather minutes under his belt and get accustomed to European football. Regular minutes are next to impossible at Stamford Bridge for Washington and sending him on a loan will be the best solution for his development and progress.

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Have CFC pulled off another fantastic deal by signing Romeo Lavia?