Brighton star Moises Caicedo says “nobody would turn down Chelsea” after admitting Graham Potter’s departure “made me very sad”.
Chelsea were also credited with an interest and they may hold the advantage over their rivals should they attempt to land the Ecuador international, who was full of praise for Potter in an interview with Argentine outlet Ole.
Potter left Brighton for Chelsea last week and Caicedo admits he was disappointed by his departure from the Amex.
“It made me very sad now that he [Potter] left for Chelsea, because he helped me a lot and I wanted to continue having him as a manager, but that’s football,’ he told Argentine outlet Olé.
“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.”
Asked whether he could reunite with Potter at Chelsea, Caicedo said it would be a “dream” to play for “one of the best teams in the world”.
He added: “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.
“I think they 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.”
Potter’s Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against RB Salzburg in his first game in charge on Wednesday night after Raheem Sterling’s opener was cancelled out by Noah Okafor.
It leaves the Blues struggling at the bottom of Champions League Group E having lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb last week.