Exclusive: Ben Jacobs Takeover - Arsenal bidding aggressively for Caicedo but have alternatives lined up, Man City really like Gunners star, and praise for Chelsea's transfer strategy
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Arsenal really want Moises Caicedo but have alternatives in mind too
Arsenal really want Moises Caicedo and they’d love to get something done before the end of the window, and they’ve been relatively aggressive with their approach. They’ve made two bids, the first of which I think they knew would get rejected. But they were intent on making a second offer for a package worth £70m made up of £65m guaranteed and £5m in add-ons, even though they had been informed earlier in on Sunday, categorically and robustly by Brighton, that Caicedo was not for sale. Arsenal still decided to try, and they’re still hoping, along with Caicedo and his new agents, that something dramatic could happen.
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