Brighton & Hove Albion are expecting further approaches from Arsenal and Chelsea for midfielder Moises Caicedo after the Seagulls rejected a bid each from the Gunners and the Stamford Bridge outfit for the Ecuadorian midfielder.
Moises Caicedo has attracted transfer interest from Chelsea and Arsenal, and both Premier League sides have already seen their bid for the highly-rated 21-year-old turned down by Brighton & Hove Albion.
Chelsea were the first of the two clubs to make a bid for Moises Caicedo. The west London outfit tabled a bid of £55m for Caicedo, which Brighton swiftly rejected. Arsenal then followed, tabling a £60m bid – £5m higher than Chelsea’s offer – but Brighton once again chose to turn down the proposal.
Brighton does not want to sell Moises Caicedo in the January transfer window, but in the wake of the midfielder’s public plea urging the club to allow him to leave, the Seagulls are expecting further approaches from Chelsea and Arsenal.
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Brighton does not want to sell Moises Caicedo in the 2023 January transfer window
Moises Caicedo took to social media to issue a public statement, asking Brighton & Hove Albion to allow him to leave the club. The midfielder wrote in his post that he hopes Brighton fans can understand why wants to ‘take up this magnificent opportunity’.
Brighton still does not want to sell the midfielder this month, but they are also expecting further approaches from Chelsea and Arsenal.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal are aiming to reinforce their midfield department before the January transfer window closes and have not given up hope of acquiring the services of Caicedo.
After his public plea, Moises Caicedo has been told by Brighton to stay away from training until the January transfer window closes, according to The Athletic. He was not part of the Brighton training on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Moises Caicedo has been a regular starter for Brighton in what has been an impressive 22/23 campaign for the Seagulls. Brighton sits sixth in the Premier League points table with 31 points from 19 matches.
Caicedo has featured in – and started in – 18 of those 19 Premier League games Brighton have so far played in the ongoing 22/23 campaign.
Meanwhile, Caicedo has a contract that runs until 2025 with Brighton. That means he has more than two years left on his current deal with the Seagulls.