Brighton & Hove Albion football club are expected to receive offers significantly higher than the £70m they turned down for Moises Caicedo in January, as they consider allowing both Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister to leave this summer.
Although both players are on long contracts, the contracts are not believed to include release clauses, as the club avoids them. Both Caicedo and Mac Allister have been standout performers for Brighton this season, attracting interest from multiple top clubs and putting Brighton in an enviable negotiating position.
Caicedo signed a new contract until 2027 in March, with an option for an extra year. Arsenal, who had a £70m bid for him rejected in January, remain interested in the Ecuador international. Meanwhile, Mac Allister has caught the eye of Liverpool, who are seeking up to three new midfielders.
Brighton are financially stable and are on course to qualify for a European place, so they will only sell if their valuation is met and discussions happen in a timely manner. The club’s policy is to treat their staff and players well, allowing them to leave if the circumstances are right.
Caicedo’s transfer to Arsenal was blocked in January as it was too late in the window and counter to Brighton’s aim of securing a European spot. Brighton will not stand in the way of a player leaving this summer if their valuation is met, but they do not want a massive turnover of personnel. The club routinely identifies replacements for every position, whether internally or externally, and is confident in its ability to recruit well.