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Three clubs set for summer transfer war over Moises Caicedo despite midfielder signing new contract with Brighton

There remains plenty of interest in the Seagull star

Three clubs remain keen on signing Moises Caicedo this summer, despite the Brighton man signing a new contract at the beginning of March, it has been reported.

The Ecuador midfielder has shot to prominence with the Seagulls, and was the subject of failed bids in January, one from Chelsea and three from Arsenal, despite putting up a social media post demanding that he be allowed to leave.

In bizarre fashion, however, he has now completed a complete turnaround at the AMEX stadium, and it was announced last week that he had penned a new deal keeping him at the club until 2027, with no release clause included, an additional two years on his existing deal on the south coast.

Despite this, it is reported that he may well still be moving on this summer, 18 months after first touching down in Brighton. According to Sky Germany, ‘his transfer in the summer is likely’, with the interested clubs not put off by recent developments.

Who are interested?

Chelsea remain on the Caicedo case, having seen one bid turned down in January, with Graham Potter keen to link up with another of his former players in west London should he remain in charge.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are also mulling over a move for the Ecuadorian, with central midfield an area identified as needing reinforcements this summer. The futures of Scott McTominay and Fred are unclear while Casemiro and Christian Eriksen are both beyond 30 years old.

One surprise, however, could be Liverpool. As per Sky Germany, Caicedo is on their wishlist should they miss out on Jude Bellingham, who is being priced at a massive £132m ahead of the summer transfer window.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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