Tyler Adams: Chelsea in talks to sign Leeds United midfielder as Blues look to sign two midfield additions

Tyler Adams signed for Leeds on a five-year deal last summer but suffered relegation from the Premier League; the 24-year-old has 36 caps for USA and played for New York Red Bulls and RB Leipzig; Chelsea have seen midfielders Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek leave

Image: Tyler Adams signed for Leeds in July 2022 for a fee of around £20m

Chelsea are in talks to sign Leeds' Tyler Adams as the club looks to sign two new midfielders this summer.

Adams, 24, is understood to have a £20m release clause and Chelsea are deciding whether to pay the amount or discuss a structured deal.

Brighton's Moises Caicedo remains the club's primary target and they were exploring a deal for Southampton's Romeo Lavia.

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. The USA international played 26 times in all competitions.

Chelsea are expected to go back in with an improved offer for Caicedo. He was given the weekend off amid the speculation over his future and missed Brighton's final pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Roberto De Zerbi gives an update on the future of Moises Caicedo after the midfielder missed Brighton's friendly against Rayo Vallecano.

Chelsea's latest bid worth £80m was rejected, with Brighton's valuation in the region of £100m.

Caicedo wants to join Chelsea and Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi admits he doesn't know if he will still be at the club come the end of the window.

Chelsea are still keen on Lavia and Southampton are aware of the interest. Liverpool have had two bids rejected for him.

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Chelsea continue to be linked with Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo as the end of the summer transfer window draws ever closer.

Personal terms for Lavia with Chelsea are not expected to be a problem.

The midfielder was an unused substitute in Southampton's 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.

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