Arsenal have had their contemporary £70m bid for midfielder Moises Caicedo rejected by Brighton.
Brighton’s stance stays unchanged and the midfielder will not be on the market in January, with the window set to close on Tuesday at 11pm. Sky Sports activities Information has been advised their place won’t change.
Had the Seagulls accepted Arsenal’s newest provide for the 21-year-old it might have been a club-record switch, surpassing the £60m sale of Marc Cucurella to Chelsea in the summertime.
The Gunners additionally had their preliminary £60m provide for Caicedo rejected, which prompted the Colombia worldwide to plead with Brighton to let him go away and be part of the Premier League leaders in a press release on social media.
Caicedo, who stated to Brighton’s official web site that he was targeted solely on his present membership simply final week, was advised to steer clear of coaching with the Seagulls till after Tuesday’s switch deadline following his Instagram put up.
Leandro Trossard has already swapped Brighton for Arsenal within the present window in a deal price £27m.
De Zerbi: Brighton able to go ahead with out Caicedo
Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi desires Caicedo to remain at Brighton till the tip of the season however says the membership are “able to go ahead with out him”.
“Caicedo is an excellent man and I can perceive him,” stated De Zerbi after Sunday’s last-gasp FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool.
“When you’re 21 and also you obtain the request of an enormous crew, they’re enjoying in European competitors, I can perceive.”
Requested if he was shocked by Caicedo’s social media put up, De Zerbi added: Sure, sure I used to be. I am unsure if it was him if you realize what I imply…”
Pressed on if he thought Caicedo had been influenced by others, De Zerbi stated: “Sure, I believe so.”
What did Caicedo’s Instagram put up say?
Caicedo’s Instagram put up learn: “I’m grateful to Mr Bloom and Brighton for giving me the possibility to return to the Premier League and I really feel I’ve at all times completed my finest for them. I at all times play soccer with a smile and with coronary heart.
“I’m the youngest of 10 siblings from a poor upbringing in Santa Domingo in Ecuador. My dream at all times to be probably the most adorned participant within the historical past of Ecuador.
“I’m proud to have the ability to herald a file switch price for Brighton which might permit them to reinvest it and assist the membership proceed to achieve success.
“The followers have taken me into their hearts and they’re going to at all times be in my coronary heart so I hope they will perceive why I wish to take up this magnificent alternative.”
Caicedo stated on Brighton’s official web site earlier this week that he was targeted solely on his present membership.
Trossard has already swapped Brighton for Arsenal within the present window in a deal price a £27m, however Brighton are decided to maintain maintain of Caicedo.
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