Arsenal launching THIRD Moises Caicedo transfer bid worth £75m… and are just £5m short of Brighton's valuation | The Sun
ARSENAL are set to bid a third time for Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
The Gunners have already seen two bids turned down by the Seagulls for the midfielder.
Brighton have issued a not-for-sale stance on the Ecuadorian, despite the player making it clear that he wants to leave the club.
Arsenal's new bid for the player is in the region of £70million with £5m worth of add-ons.
This would represent a club record transfer for Arsenal, surpassing the £72m spent on winger Nicolas Pepe.
Brighton could be open to selling before the end of the transfer window but are hoping for a fee of £80m.
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Mikel Arteta sees the 21-year-old international as a player that can provide quality competition to midfield duo Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.
The player has been a big part of Brighton's impressive campaign playing in the heart of the midfield.
His performances have also attracted interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.
So far this season, he has played 18 times in the Premier League, scoring one goal and grabbing one assist.
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Caicedo also impressed at the World Cup in Qatar and even netted a goal in his three appearances.
After Brighton's FA Cup win over Liverpool on Sunday, manager Roberto De Zerbi issued a plea to convince him to stay.
He told ITV: "Moises is a good guy.
"We will see tomorrow and the next days what happens.
"We hope he stays with us for the rest of the season, but this is a question for the club and Moises.
"Moises is a good guy. In life you can make mistakes. We will see the best solution for the club, for him and for us."
The player is currently staying away from the club until the end of the transfer window, as per Brighton's orders.
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