“I expect this one to move because Chelsea would love to get Caicedo in time for their US tour,” reliable journalist Ben Jacobs told Give Me Sport.
“They’re obviously weary too, because who is to say that another bidder won’t come in? There’s plenty looking for that type of midfielder.
“But, at the moment, Chelsea have had a relatively clear run, and they won’t want any complications because it’s quite obvious that if another suitor comes in, the price will just go up and up and up.”
The Blues are expected to pay between £80m and £100m for the Ecuadorian, who lit up the Premier League with his confident performances last season.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United have all been linked with a summer move for the midfielder but it looks like Chelsea are the frontrunners at the moment.
The Blues are set to fly to the United States on July 17, so if Jacobs is not wrong, the deal for Caicedo will be finalised this week.