MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly entered the transfer chase for Brighton’s Ecuadorian World Cup star Moises Caicedo.
The 21-year-old midfielder has shone on the South Coast since his arrival in 2021 and he is continuing to impress at the World Cup for his country.
That has led to a flurry of clubs beginning to monitor the former Independiente del Valle ace.
Now United are reportedly preparing a move for him with Liverpool also eyeing him as an alternative to Jude Bellingham.
However, Brighton are desperate to hang on to the South American, who is under contract until 2025, for at least another season.
Sky Sport Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg provided the fresh update, tweeting: “News #Caicedo: #MUFC is planning to enter the race! Bosses highly interested.
“Also on the list of #LFC – next to Bellingham – & spotted by many other top clubs.
“Team mates say he is an ‘exceptional player & character’.
“Brighton hopes that he will stay beyond 2023.”
Caicedo appears to be already eyeing a move to one of the big boys as he admitted in September that it would be a “dream” to move to Chelsea and work with Graham Potter again.
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The Blues were keen on Caicedo even before Potter left Brighton to replace Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge and are allegedly planning a January transfer.
And amid that speculation, the player confessed: “I think they are one of the best teams in the world and nobody would turn down an offer from Chelsea or any other club like that.
“It’d be a dream to be in the best teams in the world and succeed there.”