🚨 | 𝗘𝗫𝗖𝗟𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗩𝗘: Arsenal have submitted an official bid for Moises Caicedo worth £60m guaranteed fee! ⚪️🔴
▫️ Official proposal has been made as Arsenal want Caicedo as new midfielder after Trossard and Kiwior deals.
▪️ Chelsea had £55m bid rejected few weeks ago as Caicedo has always been high on club’s list for January.
▫️ Brighton position will be crucial as they hope to keep the player at least until the end of the season.
David Ornstein says Arsenal like Moises Caicedo
Just a couple of days ago, Sam Dean of The Telegraph reported that Arsenal are considering a move to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton and Hove Albion this month.
The Ecuador international is a wanted man, with a number of top clubs in the Premier League interested in his services. Chelsea have even had a bid rejected for him, and The Daily Mail reported that they will go back in with an improved offer.
Brighton are reportedly demanding a fee in excess of £75 million to let go of Caicedo. Ornstein believes Arsenal like the Brighton man and do have the money to get a deal of that size done. However, he feels it’s extremely unlikely that this will happen before the window shuts on Tuesday.
Speaking about The Telegraph’s article, Ornstein said on Sky Sports News: “Sam Dean’s story in The Telegraph tonight is saying they’re ‘considering’ it and ‘if’ they decide to go forward with it.
“So clearly, Caicedo is a player who Arsenal like. The same with Chelsea, they had a £55 million bid rejected, a formal offer last week. There has been reported interest from Liverpool but Brighton have been steadfast in their view that he’s not going anywhere, and it would take a hell of a lot more than Chelsea’s £55 million bid to even tempt them to consider selling him.
“If £75 million is the area Arsenal are looking to go, that’s higher than their rivals. They have got money clearly, given that they went even higher for Mykhaylo Mudryk. But, I would hazard a guess he’s most likely to stay at Brighton in this particular window because I just don’t see clubs going to the level of expenditure it’s going to take for Brighton to part with him.
“I think it would be unlikely at this stage that Arsenal will manage to pull it off, although they want to invest or recruit in midfield, whether it be a permanent or loan deal.”