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Moises Caicedo's agent drops transfer hint after revealing Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea target's idol

Moises Caicedo's agent drops transfer hint after revealing Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea target's idol

Caicedo's agent has spoken out.

The agent of Brighton star Moises Caicedo has revealed his client's idol amid transfer interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

The Ecuador midfielder has developed into one of Brighton's key player after replacing Tottenham-bound Yves Bissouma at the beginning of the season.

While Bissouma has struggled at Spurs, and has recently returned from a three-month injury, Caicedo has been almost ever-present at the Amex Stadium as he looks to help the Seagulls qualify for Europe for the first time in their history.

But he was the subject of strong transfer speculation in January, with both Arsenal and Chelsea launching bids for his services.

The Gunners submitted two bids, which were both rejected by Brighton. Mikel Arteta's side sealed the signing of Jorginho from Chelsea on deadline day, while the Blues completed a deal for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez.

Caicedo subsequently signed a new long-term contract with Brighton in February - but that hasn't stopped transfer links to other clubs.

And his agent, Manuel Sierra, has stated the player's footballing idol.

Caicedo idol named amid transfer interest

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal Informer, Sierra said: "Now he's completely focused on the last part of the season; all evaluations will be postponed until the summer.

"This is not a surprise because there aren't many other midfielders so young and talented around Europe. I believe he can really improve in every aspect of the game.

"He can slot into any [team] as he is ready for it all. His dream is to play in the Champions League and to reach as far as he can in football. His idol? N'Golo Kante."

Caicedo could line up alongside his idol next season if he completes a move to Chelsea - if Kante elects to stay at the club.

The Frenchman's current deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of June, but The Telegraph report there is a 'mutual appreciation' between Kante and the potential new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino that could get a new deal over the line if the Argentinian is appointed.

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Topics: Moises Caicedo, Brighton And Hove Albion, Premier League, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal