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Brighton's Caicedo wants to 'take up magnificent opportunity' after Arsenal bid

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo has revealed on social media he wants to leave the Premier League club for a "magnificent opportunity" elsewhere.

Brighton rejected what would have been a club-record £60m fee from the Gunners for the Ecuador international on Friday.

Chelsea have also expressed an interest in the 21-year-old, who Brighton bought for £4.5m from Independiente del Valle in Ecuador two years ago.

The south coast club have repeatedly insisted Caicedo is not for sale and their stance remains unchanged.

Caicedo said on Instagram he was "proud to be able to bring in a record transfer fee for Brighton" but did not specify which club he wanted to join.

Caicedo's statement read: "I am grateful to Mr Bloom and Brighton for giving me the chance to come to the Premier League and I feel I have always done my best for them. I always play football with a smile and with heart.

"I am the youngest of 10 siblings from a poor upbringing in Santa Domingo in Ecuador. My dream always to be the most decorated player in the history of Ecuador

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