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Monday’s transfer rumors – Brighton respond to Arsenal’s second bid for Chelsea target

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Brighton respond to Arsenal’s second bid for Chelsea target

The Seagulls have rejected a second transfer offer from Arsenal of £70 million for Moises Caicedo.

Brighton’s stance is clear, Caicedo is not for sale. The 21-year-old midfielder has emerged as a target for Arsenal and Chelsea recently. He pleaded with the club to allow him to leave on social media. Brighton, who have already sold Leandro Trossard to Arsenal, have told the player to stay home until after Tuesday’s transfer deadline. [Sky Sports]

Anthony Gordon swaps Everton for Newcastle in £45m deal

Chelsea reopen talks for Fernandez

The Blues have reopened talks with Benfica about signing midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

Benfica rejected a £70 million offer with add-ons included earlier this month. However, with Tuesday’s transfer deadline fast approaching, Chelsea are back for another round of talks. They are prepared to offer more money and believe a deal is still possible. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Felix remains a target for Barcelona

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

The 23-year-old Portugal international is on a six-month loan at Chelsea, but is expected to return to Spain in the summer. Barcelona may try to exploit their good relationship with Atletico to do a deal. They recently sold Memphis Depay to the capital club for €3 million. [Diario Sport]

Chelsea complete €35m deal for Malo Gusto

Man City open the door for Gundogan to stay

Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan has an offer on the table to extend his contract at the club.

The 32-year-old midfielder’s current deal at the Etihad ends in June, making him viable for a free summer transfer. Reports have linked him with a switch to Barcelona as a potential replacement for Sergio Busquets. [TeamTalk]

Spurs make €25m offer for Hincapie

Tottenham have made a ‘verbal’ €25 million offer for Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie.

The 21-year-old Ecuador international is next on Spurs’ list ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline. The north Londoners want to ramp up their backline for the second half of the season. They have already signed Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal and are close to a deal for Sporting CP star Pedro Porro. [Bild – in German]

Leicester City sign Shakhtar star Tete until June

Bellerin could leave Barcelona for Sporting

Sporting CP are on the verge of signing Barcelona right-back Hector Bellerin on loan for the rest of the season.

The 19-time Portuguese champions are looking to replace Pedro Porro, who Tottenham want to sign. They initially wanted Tariq Lamptey, but couldn’t do a deal with Brighton. Their focus is now on Bellerin, who will be out of contract at Barcelona in the summer. [The Athletic – subscription required]