Speaking after their recent draw with Rangers, Brighton boss Graham Potter said: “Solly [March] and Florin [Andone] had their first 45 minutes for a while, so if you look at it over the whole it was a good exercise for us especially if you consider the players who weren't available.
“It's been one of those preseasons where the boys have come back in dribs and drabs. But the boys have followed their individual programmes and worked hard in training.
“We have had some behind closed doors matches to make sure we are up to speed. We can step it up again this week and everything is going in the right direction but we can still improve which is what you would expect at this stage of the season.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal look to be edging closer to signing Brighton defender Ben White, in a deal set to see the Seagulls land an impressive £50m boost.
Discussing the potential move, pundit Sol Campbell told talkSPORT: “It (the move) needs to work out because Arsenal are not in the position to shift out £50 million for a player. He’ll definitely have to start. If it does happen and the medical is all good, he’ll have to hit the ground running. It’s a difficult one, it’s a lot of money.
“They’re looking at the years ahead and they see a future. He can play in midfield or as a full-back. At £50 million, you’ve got to be the master of your position.”
We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below…
5. Clarets favourites to sign Gunner
Burnley have been named the favourites to sign Arsenal's versatile, £20m-rated man Ainsley Maitland-Niles, ahead of the likes of Crystal Palace and Wolves. The 23-year-old looks set to leave the Gunners in the pursuit of first-team football this summer. (SkyBet)
6. Reds miss out on Malen
Liverpool have failed to land exciting winger Donyell Malen, who has instead opted to become Jadon Sancho's replacement at Borussia Dortmund. The £26m man netted 27 goals and made ten assists for PSV last season. (Club website)
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7. Reds join race for Traore
Liverpool have been tipped to rival the likes of Leeds United and Spurs for Wolves wing-back Adama Traore. The £30m-rated powerhouse was part of Spain's Euro 2020 squad, and began his career on the books at Barcelona. (Daily Star)
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8. Leeds close in on Klaesson
Reports from Norway have suggested that Leeds United's rumoured move for Valerenga goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson is already a done deal, with one outlet describing the potential move as a "magical agreement for all parties" (Sport Witness)
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