Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing the midfielders who have helped Brighton soar up the table

By Ben McAleer for WhoScored

“For sure we will lose some players, maybe Caicedo and Mac Allister,” said Roberto De Zerbi after Brighton’s 3-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday. The victory effectively ended Arsenal’s title hopes, with Mikel Arteta’s side needing to win their last two games while hoping Manchester City drop points in all three of their remaining matches. “There is no hope now,” said Martin Ødegaard of that prospect.

For Brighton fans, De Zerbi’s admission about departures is likely to have taken some of the gloss off what was an impressive win at the Emirates. Moisés Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister have been at the centre of Brighton’s impressive season, driving them up to sixth in the table. Brighton look likely to play in the Europa League next season, but the clubs trying to sign Caicedo and Mac Allister can offer Champions League football – or much higher wages. It’s increasingly likely that both will leave in the summer.

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