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Arsenal ‘near wrapping up’ Jorginho transfer with Moises Caicedo deal now on the rocks | Football | Sport

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Arsenal are reportedly closing in on signing Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, as they turn their attention away from Brighton star Moises Caicedo. The Gunners have seen two bids rejected for the latter and at the moment are prioritising getting a signing through the door relatively than negotiating.

Mikel Arteta has made it no secret that he’s keen to sign a midfielder this month, speaking in press conferences about how he feels his squad lacks cover within the centre of the park. The Spaniard has prioritised acquiring cover for Thomas Partey, with Mohamed Elneny currently ruled out with injury.

Caicedo was identified as a top goal following his impressive begin to the season with Brighton, however the south coast outfit are usually not willing to part ways with the Ecuador international. They’ve rejected two bids from Arsenal for his services, in addition to one from Chelsea.

The Seagulls have insisted that Caicedo won’t be leaving the club this month, prompting Arteta to call for other options to be explored. In accordance with Florian Plettenberg, the north London outfit are ‘close’ to securing the signature of Jorginho and are ‘close’ to securing his signature.

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