Following Chelsea's previous efforts, Arsenal have also entered the race for the services of Moises Caicedo. The Brighton midfielder has been one of the most talked about players in the January transfer window, but it seems his current club have resisted the pressure to let him go.
Arsenal have made an official offer of 60 million pounds for the Ecuadorian, but Brighton have rejected this figure. Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen his team, and especially the midfield department. Mohamed Elneny is injured, and the Gunners don't have many options when it comes to the bench. Coach Arteta wants the team not to lose ground in the championship due to the lack of alternatives, but it seems that Arsenal must look for another midfielder.
Brighton are not ready to give up on Caicedo just yet, with the club rejecting a previous £55m bid from Chelsea for the player. The Seagulls let go of Leandro Trossard this month, with the latter joining Arsenal, and the team do not want to lose another key player as it could seriously damage the team's progress in the Championship.
We recall that Brighton also lost 3 important players in the summer market. Marc Cucurella joined Chelsea, Yves Bissouma left for Tottenham, while Neal Maupay chose Everton.
At a recent press conference, Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi reassured fans by saying that Caicedo is focused on Brighton at the moment. However, the technician did not rule out the possibility of leaving. He told the media:
"I spoke to him (Caicedo) as a father, not as a coach. I hope he stays with us at least until the end of the season, because in my opinion, this is the best for us and for him. He said he is focused on Brighton at the moment."