Arsenal need cover in the centre of their midfield ahead of 2022/23 when Mohamed Eleney and Albert Sambi Lokonga are likely to depart and have singled out Moises Caicedo as the man to provide it.
The Ecuador international has limited Premier League experience but has all the makings of a high-quality midfielder.
Arsenal’s interest in Caicedo first came about back in January and Mikel Arteta and co. were seemingly very keen to get a deal done.
The north Londoners saw bids of £60m, £70m and £80m turned down during the winter window.
Caicedo has since agreed to a new contract with Brighton that keeps him at the club until 2027.
Despite this, Football Insider are now reporting that Caicedo is still keen on a big move this summer, with Arsenal alongside the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in targeting him.
It is added that the player will likely cost around £90m when the 2023 summer transfer window rolls around.
Such a fee would break Arsenal’s current transfer record of £72m, which they paid Lille for Nicolas Pepe.