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Brighton & Hove Albion slap £90 million price tag on Moises Caicedo

Brighton & Hove Albion have set an asking price of £90 million for wantaway star Moises Caicedo, according to The Independent.

Having impressed for Robert De Zerbi’s men over the last 18 months, Caicedo has caught the eye of Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea, both of whom have had £60m and £55m bids respectively turned down by Brighton.

A few days after claiming he was only focused on his current employers, the Ecuador international took to his social media yesterday to state his desire to leave the Amex Stadium, labelling the current interest in him a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.

Caicedo has since been dropped for tomorrow’s FA Cup fourth-round clash against Liverpool, while he has also been told not to report for training until the end of the January transfer window.

While Brighton remain keen to keep hold of Caicedo until the summer at least, they know a sale before the end of the current window is very much possible but as seen on several occasions, the Seagulls won’t be bullied into selling below their own valuation.

Arsenal are expected to table an improved bid for Caicedo in the coming days, although it remains to be seen how high the Gunners are willing to go, especially given the injury concerns over Thomas Partey.

Chelsea could revisit a move for the midfielder having failed in their pursuit of prime target Enzo Fernandez.

The Blues will be hoping that the prospect of a reunion with Graham Potter gives them the edge over their London rivals, who they recently beat to the signature of Mykhailo Mudryk.

A bidding war for Caicedo would very much work in Brighton’s favour but recouping £90m with just four days left before Tuesday’s transfer deadline looks to be a tough ask.

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