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Premier League trio undeterred by Moises Caicedo’s new contract

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo has signed a new contract until 2027, but that will not stop Premier League clubs from chasing him, according to the Telegraph.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea still have Caicedo on their shortlist for the summer transfer window.

Arsenal and Chelsea pushed for Caicedo in the January transfer window. The player went on social media to say he wanted to leave the Seagulls, but they held on to him.

The Gunners eventually signed Jorginho from Chelsea, and he has been playing a crucial role for Mikel Arteta’s side in their chase for their first Premier League title since 2004.

Chelsea also tried to sign Caicedo when they struggled to agree a deal with Benfica for Enzo Fernandez.

Former Brighton staff now at Chelsea, Paul Winstanley and Graham Potter, know the player from their time with the club.

Chelsea could not get him, but there is an expectation that they will come back for him or another player with his ball-winning profile in the summer transfer window.

They need a more defensive midfielder to partner Fernandez in the midfield pivot.

The new deal Brighton gave Caicedo shows how crucial he is to manager Roberto De Zerbi’s project. They gave him a salary increase to match his importance in the squad.

Arsenal will not return for the Ecuadorian international, with their attention now on West Ham United’s Declan Rice.

However, they could return for him if they fail to agree a deal for the England international.

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