Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Moises Caicedo fresh £70m bid LATEST, Weston McKennie TWIST, Lokonga backed by legend

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    Despite interest in Moises Caicedo, the Gunners still remain in the hunt for Declan Rice in the summer.

    According to the Telegraph, paying a big transfer fee for the Ecuadorian will not stop them from making a move for the England international at the end of the campaign.

    Any move for Rice could be worth around £70million.

    Arsenal have reportedly had a £70m bid for Caicedo rejected from Brighton, who are holding out for £80m.

    Arsenal have denied they had any hand in encouraging Caicedeo to hand in a transfer request.

    The Brighton midfielder pleaded with his club on Instagram to let him leave, after the Gunners made their interest known.

    Since, the Seagulls have reportedly turned down two bids for their star man believed to be £60m and £70m.

    According to, Arsenal contacted Brighton to let them know they were not involved in Caicedo’s social media post.

    And they want to keep a good relationship with the club – who they previously bought Ben White and, most recently, Leandro Trossard from.

    Arsenal will delay any move for Ibrahima Bamba until the end of the current season, according to a new report.

    Sport Italia claim the Gunners are interested in bringing the midfielder to the club to bolster their squad.

    However, they are in no hurry to firm up their interest with a bid – as they continue to chase Brighton star Caicedo.

    Napoli and Atalanta are also said to be targeting the Vitoria Guimaraes star.

    Arsenal are reportedly locked in a battle with crosstown rivals Spurs for the signing of wonderkid, Elye Wahi.

    The North London clubs are one of a number of sides interested in the Montpellier talent, according to Foot Mercato.

    The France U19 international, now 20, has scored seven times this season in Ligue 1 in just 18 games.

    Arsenal are confident Thomas Partey will be fit for next weekend’s clash against Everton.

    That’s despite the star going off injured in yesterday’s FA Cup defeat at Manchester City.

    Partey, 29, has been one of Arsenal’s standout players in this season’s unexpected title charge.

    The former Atletico Madrid man has chipped in with two goals in 16 games from midfield.

    But Partey gave Mikel Arteta a fright when he was forced off at half-time at the Etihad yesterday.

    Albert Sambi Lokonga came on after Partey suffered a blow to his ribs.

    And Arteta later confirmed that his No5 was set for an MRI scan, dealing a blow to Arsenal’s title hopes.

    However, the Gunners are today confident that Partey did not suffer a serious setback.

    The MRI results have instead given the powerhouse the all-clear.

    And he is expected to be in the starting XI when Arsenal travel to Everton next Saturday.


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