Arsenal ready to hijack two potential Chelsea deals after missing out on Mudryk (reliability: 4 stars)

Arsenal ready to hijack two potential Chelsea deals after missing out on Mudryk (reliability: 4 stars)
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Arsenal are set to rival Chelsea for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo in the summer after the Blues failed to agree a deal for the 21-year-old.

Caicedo has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but his club dismissed any possible departure.

"Moises is only focussed on Albion", Brighton wrote on Twitter this morning.

Arsenal are keen to sign a new midfielder for next season, with West Ham captain Declan Rice emerging as one of their top targets.

There is a growing expectation that Rice will leave West Ham this summer and the 24-year-old is thought to favour a move to Emirates Stadium to play under Mikel Arteta.

But Arsenal are identifying alternative options, with Caicedo and Everton midfielder Amadou Onana also under consideration.

Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested in Onana, who moved to Everton from Lille in a £33m deal only last summer.

The Gunners recently missed out on Mudryk who preferred to join Chelsea.

Source: Standard