ARSENAL have been alerted to Brighton signing a potential midfield replacement for Moises Caicedo as they refuse to end their pursuit of the Ecuador international.
The Seagulls have agreed a £5.25million fee with AIK Solna for Swedish Under-21 international Yasin Ayari.
And Arsenal are hoping that could still open the door for Caicedo to depart before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
Yasin, 19, is understood to have agreed a contract to 2027 and is due to undergo a medical ahead of a move to the Amex.
Brighton insist that his arrival will not affect their determination to keep hold of Caicedo as Roberto De Zebri’s team look to secure European qualification for the first time in the club’s history.
Caceido has been told to stay away from training until the transfer window closes after submitting an official transfer request at the weekend.
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He was not involved in Sunday’s FA Cup win against Liverpool, but with Alexis Mac Allister suspended after collecting five yellow cards, he could return to first-team action for Saturday’s home game against Bournemouth
Arsenal submitted an improved bid of £65m plus a further £5m in add-ons on Sunday evening which was immediately rejected by Brighton.
But they are refusing to take ‘no’ for an answer and are now contemplating going back with a club record £75m offer for the unsettled 21-year-old.
Elsewhere, Arsenal are said to be closing in on a deal for Real Valladolid full-back Ivan Fresneda.
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Fresneda was left out of his side's recent clash against Valencia.
The right-back will reportedly cost the Gunners £13m.
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