Brighton set to battle for £7.5m-rated ex-Man Utd winger, fresh favourite named for Spurs job

Brighton & Hove Albion look set for a busy summer of transfer dealing, with a number of key players linked with moves away which could see the Seagulls having to scramble for quality replacements.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 7:55 am
Brighton transfer news

One Brighton star in high demand is England international Ben White who is currently playing a part in England's Euro 2020 squad.

When asked whether the 23-year-old would consider a move to Arsenal, talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan said: “Why would he want to go there?

“With respect to Brighton it’s a step up but there may be other steps available to him that are far more compelling than Arsenal “If Ben White is now in the international squad and revered the way he is, because he’s a top quality player, why are Arsenal in the mix? Arsenal are all over the place.

Leicester City look to be weighing up a move for Sassolou winger Domenico Berardi. However, they could face fierce competition from Liverpool for the player, who has spent his entire nine-year career to date with the Serie A side. (Gazetta Dello Sport)

“If you’re comparing and contrasting Brighton to Arsenal then yes it is a step up but if you’re comparing somebody who’s in the England squad that people in the game think is a Rolls Royce then what is the move he’s making to Arsenal for?

“They are a long way from where they need to be and there’s a lot of people looking at Arteta, me included, who started out thinking this guy’s got the chops but are maybe thinking he’s all theory and not enough practice.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Brighton and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to the summer transfer window activity and build-up to the eagerly-anticipated new season continues:

Norwich are rumoured to have joined Southampton and Crystal Palace in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney. He made 34 appearances for the Bundesliga giants last season. (Sky Sports)
Man City captain Fernandinho has signed a new one-year contract to extend his stay with the club. The Brazil international has won four league titles with the Citizens since he was snapped up from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013. (Club website)
Burnley have been linked with a move for Swansea City full-back Connor Roberts. The 25-year-old has been with the Welsh side for his whole career to date, and made an impressive 50 appearances across all competitions last season. (Daily Mail)
Norwich City are believed to have agreed a loan fee with Chelsea for their promising midfielder Billy Gilmour, ahead of him joining the Canaries for the 2020/21 season. He impressed in Scotland's Euro 2020 draw with England earlier this month. (Fabrizio Romano - Twitter)
Newcastle United have been named the firm favourites to land Brentford's £30m-rated goal-machine Ivan Toney ahead of West Ham and Leicester City. The 25-year-old striker made just two league appearances during a spell with the Magpies earlier in his career. (SkyBet)
Leeds United are rumoured to be negotiating with Cagliari over a move for their midfielder Nahitan Nandez. It is understood that the Whites will struggle to meet the £30m asking price, and could look to secure a loan-to-buy deal for around £25m instead. (Sport Witness)
Arsenal have been tipped to join the race to sign Torino striker Andrea Bellotti, who could be available for less than £30m this summer. Napoli and Roma are also interested in the 27-year-old, whose scored 105 goals in 228 Serie A games for Il Toro. (Tuttosport)
Brighton and Southampton have both been credited with an interest in ex-Man Utd starlet Adnan Januzaj. He's currently playing his football for La Liga side Real Sociedad, who could be tempted to sell him for a fee close to £7.5m. (Sport Witness)
Roberto Martinez has been named as the bookies' favourite to land the Spurs job. The ex-Everton and Wigan boss will be looking to lead Belgium to Euro 2020 glory, but face the challenge of taking on Italy in the quarter-finals. (SkyBet)