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De Zerbi fuels Mac Allister and Caicedo transfer rumours after Arsenal win

De Zerbi fuels Mac Allister and Caicedo transfer rumours after Arsenal win

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi hinted at a possible departure for midfielders Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister following his side’s 3-0 win over Arsenal.

The Seagulls kept their European dreams alive with a monumental success over Mikel Arteta’s side, moving up to sixth in the Premier League table with four games remaining.

Mac Allister and Caicedo, who have been pivotal players for Brighton, played a part in the emphatic success that ended Arsenal’s hopes of snatching the Premier League title late in the season.

Both players have been constantly linked with moves away from the Amex Stadium, with several of the division’s ‘big boys’ planning to raid Brighton.

The Seagulls have been steadfast in their resolve to hang on to their best players, but there is a general feeling that Mac Allister and Caicedo could leave Albion at the end of the season.

De Zerbi has now fueled speculation surrounding the future of the midfield duo, admitting that the club must be prepared to lose some players this summer.

“For sure, we will lose some players,” De Zerbi told Sky Sports after the victory over Arsenal.

“Maybe Caicedo, maybe Mac Allister – we have to be ready to bring in more good players.”

Liverpool are interested in Mac Allister and are reportedly leading the race to sign the Argentina international.

However, they will face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United, who are also keen.

The Reds have presented their project to the World Cup winner and are progressing in their bid to snap up the midfielder.

They are also keen on Caicedo, who is poised to leave the Amex this summer and is subject to interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United.

Chelsea and Arsenal were hot on his heels last summer, but Brighton rebuffed every approach for the Ecuador international as they wanted to keep him for at least one more season.

The 21-year-old signed a new long-term deal with the Seagulls two months ago, but that is unlikely to hinder a summer departure with Brighton braced for offers for the midfielder.

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