Brighton transfer news: Seagulls could scoop £50m transfer boost, West Ham eye £20m-rated Bundesliga ace

Brighton & Hove Albion are busy at work pursuing transfer targets, as they look add further quality to their squad over the summer months, and they'll be looking to tie up some bargain deals before the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 8:16 am
Brighton transfer news

The Seagulls have been linked with a host of players already this summer, and a striker looks to be their key priority, as they look to add some desperately needed goals to their game after impressing with some dazzling build-up play last season.

Meanwhile, Brighton youngster Teddy Jenks has completed a loan move to Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen, as he looks to continue his development following another strong season with the Seagulls' U23 side.

Discussing the decision to send the 19-year-old out on loan, Brighton's technical director Dan Ashworth said: “This is a great opportunity for Teddy to take the next step in his development.

Spurs have been named favourites to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer ahead of Man Utd, as interest in the Austria international continues to grow. He's been valued at around the £30m mark, as he heads into the final year of his contract. (SkyBet)

“This is the opportunity he needs to play regular first-team football. The Scottish Premiership is probably the strongest it has been for years next season with big clubs like Hearts and Dundee promoted.

“Aberdeen are also in the new Europa Conference League and I’m sure Teddy will relish the challenge of playing regular first-team football.

“We wish him every success and of course we’ll be monitoring his progress carefully during the season.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Brighton & Hove Albion and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to last season and the build-up to summer transfer window continues:

Roma could be set to swoop for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, as Jose Mourinho looks to shape his new side. The Brazilian has been identified as a relatively low-cost alternative to Arsenal's Granit Xhaka. (Birmingham Mail)
Leeds United are rumoured to be closing in on a move for Birmingham City wonderkid Amari Miller. The 18-year-old sensation broke into the Blues' first team last season, and has also been linked with Everton. (Football Insider)
Newcastle United have listed as favourites to sign Liverpool defender Nat Phillips, narrowly ahead of Burnley and West Ham United. The 24-year-old looks set to leave Anfield summer, with returning key defenders set to push him out of the first team. (SkyBet)
A shock report has claimed that Chelsea are eyeing a £100m move for Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish, despite the player being heavily linked with Man City. He scored six goals and 12 assists despite missing 12 games through injury last season. (The Sun)
Spurs are said to be close to announcing the appointment of Paulo Fonseca as their new manager. The 48-year-old left Roma at the end of last season, which saw Jose Mourinho - who had been sacked by Tottenham - replace him. (BBC Sport)
Leeds United look set to press on with a move for Wolves' Adama Traore, and are said to be willing to spend a whopping £40m to seal the deal. He's currently taking part at Euro 2020 with Spain. (Eurosport)
Everton are rumoured to have made contact with ex-Inter and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, as talks with Nuno Espirito Santo continue to drag on. Conte won the Premier League title with Chelsea back in 2017. (Football Insider)
Arsenal are rumoured to have held "positive" talks with Brighton over a move for their key defender Ben White. The Gunners have been tipped to bite the bullet and meet the Seagulls' hefty asking price, which could reach £50m. (Daily Mail)
West Ham have been linked with a move for FC Koln's £20m-rated midfielder enforcer Ellyes Skhiri. Lyon, Sevilla and Fiorentina have also been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old Tunisia international. (Express)