Brighton have responded to Arsenal and Liverpool’s interest in Moises Caicedo by planning contract talks with the promising midfielder.
The Seagulls signed Ecuadorian midfielder from Independiente del Valle back in January 2021 however, loaned the player to Belgian side Beerschot later that year.
Since returning from the loan earlier in the summer, Caicedo has established himself as a vital part of the Brighton team, starting all six of the their Premier League games so far this term.
Caicedo’s form has attracted interest from a number of top teams, with Arsenal and Liverpool both monitoring his situation.
The Gunners looked into signing a new central midfielder over the summer and saw multiple bids for Brazil international Douglas Luiz turned down by Aston Villa.
Liverpool’s depleted midfield has already become an issue this term and the Merseyside Reds will likely try to bring in reinforcements when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.
Brighton chiefs are reluctant to lose Caicedo and are now planning to sit down with the 20-year-old midfielder to discuss a new deal.
The Daily Mirror claims that Brighton are ready to reward Caicedo with a new bumper deal that will bring his wages closer in line with their first-team regulars.
Potter was asked about the interest in Caicedo during his final days at Brighton and said: ‘In football you never know, but we are quite calm and confident [of keeping him].
‘You’d probably get his boots for that from the chairman – maybe! £100m? They can try. It doesn’t surprise me that people are looking at him because he is playing at a fantastic level.
‘As soon as you do research on him you realise he is a top kid, great person, young, playing in the Premier League, has all the attributes to play at the very, very highest level.’