MOISES CAICEDO made it clear he wanted to leave Brighton by clearing out his locker before Chelsea completed the record signing.
Caicedo is now officially a Chelsea player after finalising his £115million move to the club in what has been the summer's most dramatic transfer saga.
The deal saw plenty of drama after both Chelsea and Liverpool agreed deals for Caicedo, with the Ecuadorian ultimately snubbing the Reds in favour of a move to Stamford Bridge.
But it wasn't plane sailing for the 21-year-old to secure a deal away from Brighton with the South Coast side determined to get the right price for their man.
And according to The Telegraph, this meant Caicedo doing everything he could to force the move.
The central midfielder is said to have held talks with manager Roberto De Zerbi on Monday in which he made it absolutely clear he wanted to leave the club.
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He is reported to have then proceeded to empty his locker at Brighton's training ground and walk away.
Caicedo previously tried to force a move to Arsenal last January when he took to Instagram to post a statement in which he pleaded for permission to leave.
This came after the Gunners had seen two bids knocked back by the Seagulls, the second of which was worth £70million.
But the spectacle is now over after the Ecuador International was announced as a Chelsea player yesterday.
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And the West London club celebrated their new signing with a post on social media that showed that he has been a Chelsea fan since he was a youngster.
However that seems to contradict what Caicedo has said himself in the past, after he previously claimed his dream was to play for Manchester United.
The British record signing will be expecting to make his Chelsea debut this weekend in their London derby clash with West Ham.
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