But where have Albion been shopping for players most over the last ten years? The Seagulls have progressed from League One to the Premier League in that time. Here are the clubs who have loaned and sold the most players to the Seagulls - according to TransferMarkt.
Diego Arisemendi, Matt Upson and Steve Sidwell all came to the Seagulls on loan. The latter two both ended up joining permanently. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
With Albion struggling at the wrong end of the Championship in the 2014/15 season, Darren Bent, Gary Gardner and Joe Bennett all spent time on loan. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst
Club captain Bruno, number one Mathew Ryan and right-back Martin Montoya have all joined Brighton from the Spanish giants. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Steve Harper came on loan, while Kazenga LuaLua signed permanently after a couple of loan spells. Tim Krul also spent a year with the Seagulls.
Adam Chicksen, Alan Navarro and Mark Wright all joined Brighton while playing at the Withdean Stadium. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst
With Albion playing at the Withdean, Gary Dicker, Jim McNulty and James Tunnicliffe joined Brighton.
Jesse Lingard and James Wilson joined the Seagulls on loan, while goalkeeper Tomazs Kusczak signed on a free transfer.
Sam Vokes, Stephen Ward and Rajiv van La Parra all had loan spells at the Amex. Elliott Bennett signed permanently in 2009. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst
Chris Wood, Joe Mattock, Gonzalo Jara and Sebastien Pocognoli all spent time on loan with the Seagulls. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Abdul Razak, Gai Assulin, David Gonzalez and Wayne Bridge all came to Albion on loan.
Marcos Painter, Ryan Harley, Stephen Dobbie, Andrea Orlandi, Kemy Agustien and Leroy Lita all came to Albion from the Welsh side. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst