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Arsenal and Man Utd to rival Liverpool for £70m midfielder - he's 'ready to go'

Joe Adams

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Arsenal and Man Utd to rival Liverpool for £70m midfielder - he's 'ready to go'

Arsenal and Manchester United have entered the race to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, according to reports.

Arsenal have been previously occupied trying to sign fellow Seagulls midfielder Moises Caicedo.

The Gunners saw two bids rejected for the 21-year-old in January, with the latter said to be worth up to £70m.

However, Caicedo committed to his long-term future at the Amex, signing a brand new contract on Friday evening.

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It appears Mikel Arteta has now turned his attention to Caicedo's teammate, Mac Allister, but he will face plenty of competition.

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Arsenal and Man Utd join race for Mac Allister

Football Insider claim that Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have joined Liverpool in registering an interest in Brighton midfielder Mac Allister.

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The report also states that Brighton would be willing to part ways with the Argentine for a fee of £70million.

Those close to the 24-year-old have allegedly revealed that Mac Allister is “ready to go” to a bigger club this summer – over four years since his move to the Premier League.

Mac Allister's contract is set to run out in June 2025 – with Brighton holding the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.

Mac Allister destined for 'top club'

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Indeed, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed that Mac Allister is eager to leave Brighton for a “top club” in the summer.

The Italian told CaughtOffside: “I’m told he has chances to leave in the summer as he’d love a top club move, but Brighton guarantee they’ve not fixed a price tag yet and I guess it’s going to be another big fight to sign Brighton star in the summer.”

All clubs are likely to have to battle it out for the midfielder, who played a major part in Argentina's winning World Cup campaign in Qatar, setting up Angel Di Maria to score in the final.

Whilst he has managed seven goals in 22 appearances across all competitions, and has established himself as a regular starter under Roberto De Zerbi this season.

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Meanwhile, Mac Allister's father and agent was recently spotted at Anfield to watch Liverpool's 5-2 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, leading Reds' fans to speculate over a potential move.

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Topics: Arsenal, Alexis Mac Allister, Manchester United, Liverpool, Brighton And Hove Albion, Football, Transfers, Premier League

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