Date: 5th December 2022 at 11:26am
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Premier League football returns in three weeks, with all 20 teams in action between Boxing Day and December 28. 

The January transfer window is also fast approaching, and several top flight sides will be looking to add reinforcements ahead of a hectic schedule during the second half of the season.

The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have already been linked with several players, both in the Premier League and overseas.

Manchester United are also likely to be active in the market throughout January, and they are reportedly interested in Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo.

According to The Sun, The Red Devils are considering a move for the Ecuador international, although they may be left to rue a missed opportunity having tried to sign the player two years ago.

The report claims that The Seagulls have set their asking price for Caicedo at a staggering £70 million, a sum far greater than the £3.6 million that Brighton paid to sign the player back in February 2021.

Newcastle and Man United were both interested in the player when he played for former side Independiente del Valle, but Brighton had already scouted the player and lured him to the south coast.

Caicedo scored his first World Cup goal against Senegal

United will also face competition from the likes of Chelsea and Newcastle for the signature of Caicedo, who netted his first World Cup goal during Ecuador’s 2-1 defeat to Senegal.

Caicedo, who has made 25 appearances for The Seagulls, spent six months on loan at Belgian side Beerschot VA last year, scoring twice in 14 games.

The 21-year-old continued his meteoric rise in Qatar, impressing for Ecuador as the South American outfit narrowly missed out on a place in the last 16 of the competition.

Erik ten Hag is looking to add a midfielder to his current crop in a bid to increase competition for places, while The Blues are planning for the potential departures of both N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, with the pair both set to be out of contract next summer.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter, who gave Caicedo his debut for Brighton while he was in charge of the club, is also believed to be keen on the idea of a reunion with the player at Stamford Bridge.

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