Caicedo transfer latest: Arsenal 'agree personal terms', £80m price tag

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Arsenal and Chelsea transfer news: All the latest speculation surrounding the future of Brighton star Moises Caicedo ahead of the summer transfer window opening in a few weeks

Moises Caicedo looks set to leave Brighton in the summer transfer window with Arsenal and Chelsea ready to reignite their interest in the Ecuador international. Caicedo signed a new contract at the Amex Stadium until 2027 just days after the January transfer window closed - with both London clubs having offers rejected for the player earlier this year.

Despite his new deal, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has admitted that he could lose Caicedo this summer with Arsenal and Chelsea among the clubs vying for his signature. Caicedo's new deal was agreed in a move to protect his market value and make it harder for a club to poach him from De Zerbi's squad.

Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign a new central midfielder this summer, whilst Mikel Arteta is also looking to bolster his options in midfield. With that being said, has now rounded up all the latest transfer chatter on the 21-year-old's future with De Zerbi's side.

Arsenal 'agree personal terms'

Moises Caicedo has agreed personal terms to sign for Arsenal this summer, according to Ecuadorian media outlet Teradeportes, via The Mirror.

Champions League football being on offer is said to have been a deciding factor for Caicedo but it is also noted that higher wages could tempt him to move to Chelsea.

Chelsea plan after Ugarte deal

Chelsea are expected to push for a move to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton in the upcoming summer transfer window, understands.

The Blues current focus appears to be on Manuel Ugarte with his release clause making negotiations with Sporting CP far easier, but personal terms have not been agreed for the midfielder just yet, understands.

Brighton valuation

For Brighton to sell Moises Caicedo in the summer transfer window it could take at least £80million, according to a new report from the Guardian.

Arsenal offered £70m in January but saw that rejected with Caicedo signing a new contract and delivering more superb performances on the south coast which has seemingly resulted in a price increase.

Chelsea hold crucial bargaining chip over Arsenal in Moises Caicedo transfer race

A report from The Guardian states that the Blues could hold a key advantage over the Gunners when it comes to negotiating a deal for Caicedo. Chelsea may be willing to offer Levi Colwill a return to the Amex Stadium on loan for a second season after the young defender enjoyed an impressive spell with De Zerbi's side in the 2022/23 campaign.

Pochettino is planning for Colwill to be a part of Chelsea's first team next season - but with plenty of options at centre-back already, it may be wise to allow the youngster to leave on loan once again and continue his development. The player's stance on another loan move away from Stamford Bridge is still unclear, but a return to Brighton may be of interest to Colwill who is attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester City.

Chelsea's 'number one priority'

Moises Caicedo has been made Chelsea’s "number one priority" for the summer, according to Simon Phillips.

The Brighton midfielder appears to be a key target for incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has reportedly given the green light on a potential deal. “Unless there is a miracle, Chelsea won’t be landing Declan Rice this summer (it’s not over yet)," Phillips said on

"And incidentally, yesterday I was told by a top source that Chelsea have placed Caicedo as their number one priority for midfield this summer. This has been approved by the decision makers and Pochettino, Chelsea want Caicedo and will move for him very soon.”

Caicedo price tag revealed

According to Pete O'Rourke, Arsenal lead Chelsea in the race to sign Caicedo this summer.

Arsenal are expected to reignite their interest in the summer, with Brighton now resigned to losing Caicedo, who is valued between £70million-£80million.

Roberto De Zerbi offers fresh stance on Moises Caicedo Brighton exit

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has offered a fresh stance on Moises Caicedo's future with the 21-year-old being linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal and Chelsea.

When asked if Caicedo and Mac Allister were going to leave Brighton, he replied: "I didn’t say it like this. I said it could be a possibility to lose some big players like Caicedo, Mac Allister and Mitoma.

"We are Brighton and I know the policy of our club, my club. We have to be ready to bring other good players with the right characteristic, the right condition of our club."

Following the Seagulls' 3-0 win against the Gunners on Sunday, head coach De Zerbi said on the midfield pairing: "For sure we will lose some players [this summer], maybe [Moises] Caicedo and [Alexis] Mac Allister. We have to be ready to bring in more good players and for the others; [Kaoru] Mitoma, [Pervis] Estupinan, I think for them the best solution is to stay with us."

Arteta wants two midfielders

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is set to back Mikel Arteta heavily this summer, freeing up a massive budget that could be more than £200 million, according to The Times.

Gabriel Martinelli apology

Caicedo has voiced his regrets for fouling Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli after his challenge injured the Brazilian international on Sunday afternoon.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “If I could turn back time I wouldn't have made that bad tackle. (Shrug emoji).”

Moises Caicedo makes Arsenal feelings clear after failed transfer

Brighton star Moises Caicedo has made his feelings on Arsenal perfectly clear despite failing to push through a transfer to the Emirates Stadium in January. Caicedo has now revealed that he still wants Arteta's side to win the Premier League title ahead of Manchester City this season and opened up on his failed effort to move to the Emirates Stadium earlier this season. Speaking to the Telegraph, Caicedo said: “I was really close to going.

"I suffered a lot. I’m sure I'm going to have many more opportunities. That’s why I continue to do things well. [But] it was tough.

"At the beginning when I didn’t end up going, lots of people would make fun of me on Instagram. People treated me badly.

"I didn’t check my social media because it would hurt me to see things. I’d seen a lot of Arsenal before knowing that there was a possibility of me signing for them. I watched them and I liked them because they have very young, talented players and some stars but they always have that mindset of wanting more.”

Caicedo signs new Brighton contract

Arsenal and Chelsea were dealt a blow in their transfer pursuit of Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo. The Ecuador international signed a new long-term contract to stay with the Seagulls until 2027, with a club option for an extra year.

In a shock turn of events, the 21-year-old has now committed his long-term future to Brighton after signing a new contract that will see him stay on the south-coast until 2027, with the Seagulls having the option to extend his deal by a further year. A statement from Brighton read: "Moises Caicedo has committed his long-term future to the Albion by agreeing a new contract that runs until 2027, with a club option for an extra year.

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