All eyes were on Caicedo and Fernandez before the deadline day – Gapuran Sport

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Moises Caicedo’s future is likely to dominate the transfer deadline, with the midfielder looking to move to Arsenal and Brighton determined not to sell.

Brighton rejected Arsenal’s initial £60m offer for the Ecuadorian. But Caicedo then publicly announced that he wanted to leave for “Seize this wonderful opportunity”

Brighton are digging their heels, however, and although Caicedo was ruled out of the squad that beat Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday, boss Roberto De Zerbi stressed he wants to keep the 21-year-old for the remainder of the season.

He said: “Caicedo is a very good guy. I understand when you’re 21 and the prospect of a big European team. But I want him to finish the season with us.

But Arsenal are expected to return with an improved offer. While Chelsea is also in the news.
However, the Blues are reportedly preparing a final bid to land their preferred target, Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

Joao Felix, Benoit Badiachile, David Datro Fofana, Michaelo Maddrick, Andrey Santos and Noni Maduque arrive in Stam. Ford bridged this month

meanwhile Brighton have signed midfielder Yacin Ayari from Sweden’s AIK, but the 19-year-old is seen as one for the future and not a replacement for Kaicedo.

Elsewhere, Manchester City are not expected to be busy on deadline day. Despite the loan move of Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich

Likewise, Manchester United seem to have completed their business. Apart from the possibility that one or two other players will be loaned out.

The report claims that Tottenham’s move for Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro is in the balance with talks likely going down the wire.

Brentford want Djed Spence on loan from Spurs

Newcastle have brought in Anthony Gordon from Everton but they are yet to finish, with Eddie Howe looking to replace Nottingham Forest’s Jonjo Shelvey.

The Magpies are also close to completing the signing of West Ham full-back Harrison Ashby.

The Hammers want a centre-half after selling Craig Dawson to Wolves and have been linked with Everton’s Michael Keane, but the arrival of new manager Sean Dyche at Goodison Park has clouded the waters there.

West Ham forward Michail Antonio There seems to be a chance to move the team. But injuries to the club’s other striker mean he is unlikely to be fulfilled.

Southampton need new attacking options And it was reported that Camaldine Rennes winger Sulemana is interested.

Saints boss Nathan Jones on Monday poured cold water on rumors linking striker Shedams to Everton.

Wolves have completed the signing of Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes on a five-and-a-half-year deal with an option for another 12 months.

The 21-year-old joined Wolves despite interest from Lyon and is the sixth signing Julen Lopetegui has made in the January transfer window. The move is based on a work permit and an international permit.

Gomes appeared in 41 games for the Brazilian club last season. and adding depth to the talented midfielders Matheus Nunes and Ruben Neves.

The signing will complement Wolves, currently ranked 17th in the Premier League.

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