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Chelsea's next N'Golo Kante

Graham Potter the Chelsea boss has already found Chelsea's next N'Golo Kante but may have to spend a large sum to bring him to Stamford Bridge Stadium.

The replacement for N'Golo Kanye may cost The Blues a fortune, but Graham Potter has already worked smart in finding him.

Moises Caicedo is the main target for Chelsea for the January transfer window. Graham Potter takes the 21 years old midfielder as the perfect heir to Kante. Last summer, Moises Caicedo was on a campaign to exit Brighton and Hove Albion. 

The contract of the Equador international expires in 2025 at Brighton and Hove Albion. Despite his latter appearance during the 2021/2022 season, he impressed and left a long-term mark with long-range effort versus the Red Devils. Moises Caicedo has made Arsenal and Liverpool to develop an interest on him. Being likened to Kante has however made The Blues to see him as an ideal option for them. This comes after the good relationship Moises Caicedo formerly had under Graham Potter's management at Brighton and Hove Albion.

While speaking to talkSPORT in Hawksbee and Jacobs show in January 2021, Tim Vickery said that Moises Caicedo will be a wonderful signing for The Blues.

"And a lot of the teenagers that Europeans now want from South America are being bought on promise. This fella is already a reality and he has just taken everything in his stride," Tim Vickery said.

"He has just stepped up to a pretty good first team in Ecuador, he stepped up to international football with the Ecuador national team who are flying. He is the first player born in the 21st century to score a goal in South American World Cup qualification and he is an all-rounder. He was talking about Kante of Chelsea being his role model and he is already more than that. In say, a 4-2-3-1, he is like that second man in that line of two so he can defend, but he can also bomb forward. He’s timing his runs very well, he’s cool in possession and he seems to have the whole lot. I think he is a wonderful, wonderful signing," Tim Vickery added.

In case Chelsea develop an interest on Moises Caicedo, Graham Potter will be ready to go for him.

"You'd probably get his boots for that from the chairman - maybe! £100m? They can try," Graham Potter said during the last days of the transfer window, when he was asked about a £42 million bid for Moises Caicedo.

"It doesn't surprise me that people are looking at him because he is playing at a fantastic level. As soon as you do research on him you realize he is a top kid, great person, young, playing in the Premier League, has all the attributes to play at the very, very highest level," he added.

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