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De Zerbi: Brighton ready to move forward without Caicedo

Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi says the club are "ready to go forward without" Moises Caicedo amid strong interest from Arsenal.

The Gunners had a £60m offer for Caicedo rejected by Brighton, which prompted the Colombia international to plea with Brighton to let him leave and join the Premier League leaders in a statement on social media.

Caicedo was told to stay away from training with the Seagulls until after Tuesday's transfer deadline as a result of the post in which he said he would be "proud to be able to bring in a record transfer fee for Brighton".

De Zerbi insists Caicedo is a "very good guy" and hopes to keep 21-year-old beyond Tuesday's transfer deadline as Arsenal consider making a fresh approach for the midfielder

"I would like him to finish the season with us but we are ready to go forward without him," said De Zerbi after Sunday's last-gasp FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool.

"When you are 21 and you receive the request of a big team that is playing in European competition, I can understand."

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