Transfer gossip: Brighton interested in top Championship striker and former Albion player linked with Middlesbrough job

Neal Maupay. Picture by Getty Images
Neal Maupay. Picture by Getty Images

Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly one of several Premier League clubs interested in Brentford striker Neal Maupay, while former Seagulls favourite Liam Rosenior has been linked with the Middlesbrough manager's job.

French striker Maupay, 22, has starred since joining Brentford from St-Etienne in July, 2017.

He has scored 41 goals in 95 appearances, including 28 goals last season as Brentford finished 11th in the Championship.

The Standard report Maupay is not unhappy at the Bees and is unlikely to force a move but his form has attracted interest from clubs across Europe.

Brighton, Sheffield United, Norwich and Aston Villa, managed by former Brentford boss Dean Smith, are all reportedly keen on Maupay, who is also interesting clubs in France, Germany and Italy.

The Sun is reporting Brighton coach and former player Liam Rosenior is in the running to be named new Middlesbrough boss.

The 34-year-old retired last year to take up a coaching role with Albion's under-23 team and he is also a pundit for Sky Sports.

Tony Pulis left Boro in May and bookies' favourite Jonathan Woodgate (8/11), Daniel Stendel (7/2), Slavisa Jokanovic (4/1) and Simon Grayson (10/1) are all names being linked to the job.

Rosenior is priced at 40/1 to be the next Boro manager on SkyBet, while former Brighton manager Chris Hughton is 20/1.


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