Brighton ‘expect’ Caicedo to remain at the club
Chelsea are close to finalising a deal for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, according to various reports, but their ambition of luring Moises Caicedo from the Amex Stadium has been dealt a blow.
The Blues have been pursuing the 21-year-old Ecuador international throughout the summer and have reportedly had an £80 million deal turned down.
According to The Sun, “it is looking less likely that Caicedo will be arriving at Stamford Bridge during the current transfer window.”
Sky Sports claim “Brighton are committed to keeping the player and that they do not want to sell”.
The report continues: “It’s understood The Seagulls have been impressed by the midfielder’s attitude while speculation about his future intensifies”, adding that they “expect” him to still be a Brighton player when the window closes.
Arsenal make formal bid for Raya
Arsenal have lodged a formal offer for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, claim the Daily Star, via Fabrizio Romano.
The 27-year-old is a surprise target for Mikel Arteta’s side with many now questioning the future of Aaron Ramsdale at the club.
The report states: “The offer is worth an initial £20m plus £3m in add-ons, which is more than the £18.5m Arsenal paid Sheffield United to sign Ramsdale in 2021.”
It adds: “It’s unlikely the bid will satisfy The Bees following reports earlier this summer that the club is seeking £40m to part ways with the player.
“The capital club may be expected to significantly revise their initial bid before Brentford will do business.”
Spurs preparing bid for £12m-rated Veliz
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing highly rated forward Alejo Veliz from Rosario Central.
The striker, 19, is a youth international and has caught the eye for Rosario, and for Argentina at the Under-20 World Cup.
According to The Standard, he would cost Tottenham around £12 million after scoring 11 goals in 23 league games for far this season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain considering Besiktas offer
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering an offer to join Turkish side Besiktas after leaving Liverpool on a free.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined from Arsenal for £35 million in 2017, made 146 appearances for The Reds, scoring 18 goals.
He won the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League during his time at Anfield.
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