Brighton bid for Haidara as door opens for Chelsea or Arsenal to sign Caicedo

BRIGHTON are reportedly trying to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara.

And the Mali international’s possible arrival at the Amex Stadium could allow Moises Caicedo to join Arsenal or Chelsea.


Amadou Haidara has attracted interest from Man Utd and LiverpoolCredit: Rex
Moises Caicedo has been sensational for Brighton so far this season


Moises Caicedo has been sensational for Brighton so far this seasonCredit: Reuters

Haidara, 24, who signed for Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2019, has contributed 12 goals and eight assists in 133 appearances for the German side.

According to The Independent, Brighton have seen an offer for the midfielder rejected by the Bundesliga outfit.

It is understood that Leipzig do not want to sell in January as they believe it would be a struggle to find a replacement.

Leipzig are currently just four points off Bayern Munich at the top of the table.

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But Haidara’s failure to secure a move in January may only postpone his exit as he has a clause in his contract which will allow him to leave in the summer.

Man Utd and Newcastle have previously been interested in him.

But if Brighton can secure his services, that may free up Seagulls man Caicedo to depart the club.

The Ecuadorian, 21, has been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Chelsea.


He could yet join former team-mate Leandro Trossard at the Emirates, or Marc Cucurella at Stamford Bridge.

But Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is determined to keep his midfield maestro.

Speaking earlier this month, he said: “He is very important for us, it would be difficult to change with another player now.

“I hope he finishes the season with us, but you know in the transfer market it is always difficult to give you one answer.

“When there are some bigger teams and they want one of our players, it is good news for us.

“The best solution for us is he can finish the season with us. Next summer, for him, is better to change team.”