Brighton transfer news: Seagulls urged to consider £25m-rated goal-machine, shock new Spurs job favourite

Brighton & Hove Albion are busy at work behind the scenes, as they continue to plan their summer transfer window activity ahead of a hectic couple of months on the recruitment front.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 9:36 am
Brighton transfer news

The Seagulls finished the season down in 16th place, and their inability to finish off their chances suggests they'll be looking to land a lethal striker before the 2021/22 gets underway.

Elsewhere, Brighton defender Ben White was named in England's 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020, and could sneak into the final 26 should Harry Maguire's injury rule him out of the tournament.

Discussing his decision to pick White over Lewis Dunk, England boss Gareth Southgate claimed: “Ben is younger so there's an investment there for the future. We've tracked him since he was on loan at Leeds.

Aston Villa are rumoured to have opened talks with Norwich City over a move for their star man Emi Buendia, who could cost upwards of £40m. They're looking to beat Arsenal to the Argentine ace, who has scored 15 Championship goals this season. (Football Insider)

“We've seen him play in midfield, he's comfortable on the ball and has pace. It's still early for centre-backs of his age, and Ben Godfrey, they tend to mature later. We think it's a good opportunity for them to come and work with us.

“They (White and Godfrey) are both exciting young defenders, there are others we have been looking at that we really like.

“These two are flexible, they play in different roles, this is a great opportunity for them to work with the team. There is no way of knowing how long they will be with us at this stage but it should be a fantastic experience for them.”

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:

Manchester United have seen their odds of landing Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho slashed, and are now odds-on favourites to land the England international. He's likely to cost around £80m. (SkyBet)
Bristol Rovers are rumoured to be considering a move for ex-Sheffield United ace Paul Coutts. The 32-year-old is currently a free agent, after being released by Fleetwood Town. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Salford City. (The 72)
Manchester United are look to be moving closer to agreeing terms with Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton, as they look to strengthen their goalkeeping options. He joined the Villains from Burnley for £8m back in 2019. (Mirror)
Crystal Palace are believed to have slapped a £40m price tag on star man Wilfried Zaha, as Spurs and Everton prepare to do battle for the Ivory Coast international. He's got two years left on his current Eagles deal. (Daily Mail)
West Ham United have been named among the favourites to land Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. He joined the club for £22m from Newcastle back in 2018, but could leave the Cottagers following their relegation back to the Championship. (Oddschecker)
Football pundit Noel Whelan has claimed Stade Brest left-back Romain Perraud would be an ideal signing for Leeds United,  and "fit perfectly" into the side, as reports emerge suggesting the clubs are in discussions over a deal. Everton are also said to be keen. (Football Insider)
Leicester City are rumoured to be in the running to land Empoli's teenage midfielder Samuele Ricci. The 19-year-old, who is also said to be on Arsenal's radar, is likely to cost around £12m. (Leicester Mercury)
Brighton & Hove Albion have been urged to consider a move for Blackburn Rovers sensation Adam Armstrong, as they look to find a reliable goal threat for next season. The £25m-rated ace has netted 28 goals for his side this season. (Sky Sports)
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino could be set for a sensational return to the club, and is now the favourite to become their next manager. Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is also thought to be in the running. (SkyBet)