- Manchester United and Liverpool have been identified as potential targets for Moises Caicedo
- Brighton’s reported asking price has been set at $98.5 million to agree to buy the midfielder
- Two more clubs could also join Manchester United and Liverpool in their pursuit of Caicedo
A number of clubs are expected to be in the race for the services of Brighton & Hove Albion’s Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo.
According to the Mirror, the Seagulls could be ready to cash in on Caicedo, although they would need £85m ($98.5m) to agree a deal.
Among the clubs linked with the 20-year-old midfielder are Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United.
After signing for just £4 million ($4.64 million), Caicedo has performed well for Brighton this season.
Joining hands with Alexis Mac Allister, the two players’ efforts in the middle saw the Seagulls climb to eighth place.
While it would make sense to pry him away from the Falmer Stadium, the huge fee Brighton are demanding could be a problem.
On the Reds side, one player they may need to move is Jude Bellingham.
As for the Red Devils, it will be recalled that they tried to make a series in Caicedo in January 2021.
However, that all bogged down with Manchester United leaving a month before the January transfer window, allowing the Seagulls to land the midfielder.
As for Newcastle, the Magpies were eyeing Caicedo as an alternative to Youri Tielemans, someone whose contract with Leicester City is due to expire next summer.
The 25-year-old midfielder has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal, especially now that interest from Juventus has reportedly cooled.
If not the three teams, Chelsea could also be in the mix.
If that happens, Caicedo will be reunited with Blues manager Graham Potter.
The development comes months after the Ecuadorian footballer indicated he was happy with the Seagulls.
“I’m very happy here at Brighton,” he said. “I’m not thinking about any other club but Brighton. This is the club where I am now and I will give everything for this club and to continue to do well here.”