Chelsea have joined the race to take over Manchester United target Moises Caicedo, according to reports.
The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a January move to Old Trafford.
Reports have claimed Caicedo would ‘love’ to join the Red Devils, who are mounting an unlikely title challenge this season.
However, Independiente del Valle boss Santiago Morales insists there has been no contact from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side over his star man.
Morales told Radio La Red: “There’s interest from various teams for Moises Caicedo and we believe that we will not have him this year.
“There is much speculation with Moises Caicedo, but we haven’t had any communication with Manchester United.
“We are surprised that they even talk about values. But we haven’t spoken with Manchester United, although we have spoken with other great teams in the world.”
According to Spanish outlet El Telegrafo, the Independiente del Valle midfielder, who is valued at around £4million, is now also being chased by Chelsea and Ajax.
The Blues are said to have ‘consulted’ for Caicedo, who has scored six goals in 31 appearances for Independiente del Valle and also scored a goal for Ecuador.
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