Man Utd make contact with Brighton over Moises Caicedo transfer


According to sources close to both teams, Manchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion have spoken about Moises Caicedo’s potential transfer to Old Trafford.

Declan Rice is close to joining Arsenal for £105 million, while Brighton’s current asking price is thought to be £100 million. However, it’s believed the amount is viewed as a total rather than an upfront payment.

Due to Caicedo’s age and Premier League-proven quality, Brighton believes he should be valued similarly to the West Ham captain, which has caused the asking price to increase recently. Caicedo is only 21 years old.

Mason Mount has been the subject of three Chelsea offers that have been turned down as United has searched for a replacement central midfielder throughout the current transfer window. Last Friday, United submitted their most recent offer to Chelsea, which was worth £55 million. This week, the two clubs are anticipated to talk once again to decide whether to compromise and complete the trade.

As of now, Erik ten Hag’s side has not expressed any desire to increase the value of their initial proposal.

Caicedo, a native of Ecuador who United had the option to buy for about £4 million in January 2021, is viewed as an alternative to Mount even though his price would be far higher. For a number of weeks, Chelsea has been thought of as the player’s top suitor, and the club is hoping to finalize a deal.

It is unclear if United will be willing to provide the necessary funding for Moses Caicedo.

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