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Anderlecht are set to sign Harry Toffolo on loan from Nottingham Forest – a deal has been agreed between the two clubs. Toffolo is already in Belgium to reach full agreement and sign his contract.
Arsenal have made a second bid for Moises Caicedo, £70m fee with add ons included, but it has again been immediately rejected by Brighton. If Arsenal decide to bid again in the final 48 hours of the transfer window, it could have to be a club-record offer.
Caicedo would love to join Arsenal, he wants a top club move this January as it was his biggest dream. Still, in my experience, Brighton will not change their stance just because of player statement: it has to be a very good proposal according to their position, otherwise they are prepared to fight and keep the player.
Atletico Madrid could try to sign Caglar Soyuncu from Leicester City if Felipe ends up leaving to join Nottingham Forest.
Tariq Lamptey will not be moving to Sporting Lisbon as Brighton would only let him leave on a permanent deal. Both Lyon and Sporting have left the negotiations, Lamptey could now end up staying unless things change.
Brighton have completed the signing of Swedish talent Yasin Ayari. A deal was agreed with AIK last week for €6m — contract completed. Ayari is now in England to undergo medical tests and sign the documents.
Roberto De Zerbi: “Caicedo is a good guy. We will see. We hope he stays with us but this question for the club and Moises. In life you can make mistakes. We will see the best solution for the club, for Caicedo and for us. I would like Moises to finish the season with us, but we are ready to go forward without him. I respect his decision — I can’t be also the chairman, so we will see in the next days.”
Chelsea have scheduled new talks with Benfica…