LIVERPOOL are reportedly ready to battle Arsenal and Chelsea to sign Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
The 21-year-old Ecuadorian has taken the Premier League by storm since heading to the Amex initially under now-Chelsea boss Graham Potter.
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Under current manager Roberto De Zerbi – who is desperate to keep the ace – Caicedo’s development has continued at a rapid pace, with Brighton continuing to march up the table.
We reported this week how Arsenal, who have already snatched one player from the Seagulls this month, had joined the scramble for his signature.
Chelsea were reported to have had a £55million offer rejected last week as Brighton hold out for as much at £100m.
And the midfielder has also hired a new agent as speculation mounts over his future.
Now transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has offered a fresh update on the situation.
He tweeted: “Three clubs are exploring Caicedo deal after new agents’ statement: Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are informed on the situation, as revealed on Monday.
“Brighton, not intentioned to sell unless they receive really huge proposal.”
Trossard arrived at the Amex Stadium in 2019 for just £18m, while the respective fees they got for Cucurella and White saw Brighton receive more money than what it cost them to build their stadium.
Caicedo is set to be the next name on that list of profitable acquisitions by the club after he cost them just £5m Independiente del Valle two years ago.
And his price tag may swell amid Liverpool’s interest.
The Reds have endured a miserable campaign so far and Jurgen Klopp is believed to be looking to bolster his ageing midfield ahead of the next campaign.