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RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City could pay Athletic Bilbao Aymeric Laporte’s £60m release clause | Frank Lampard in talks to become new Oxford United manager | Spurs target Lucas Moura ‘unhappy’ at PSG | Alex McLeish wants vacant Scotland job | Borussia Dortmund demand Olivier Giroud in part exchange for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Chelsea agree £50m double deal for Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri | Newcastle United close to sealing loan signing of Chelsea’s Kenedy and are working on deal for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro | Real Madrid set to move for Mohamed Salah

Here are the latest transfer window stories in the media today.

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Solly March. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

March: Strong starts key for Albion

Solly March says Brighton have to make stronger starts to matches after conceding early in their past two Premier League fixtures.

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Jurgen Locadia. Picture by Kieran Cleeves/BHAFC

Locadia wants to produce sweet music on the pitch

Jurgen Locadia says his passion for music is on the backburner as he focuses on ensuring Brighton maintain their place in the Premier League.

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Eden Hazard on the ball at Brighton on Saturday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Chelsea winger Hazard on one of the goals of the season at Brighton and Real Madrid speculation

Eden Hazard hailed Chelsea's second goal at Brighton on Saturday as one of the best of the season - and added he needs to have words with his father who said the winger wants to join Real Madrid.

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Davy Propper in action against Chelsea on Saturday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Propper takes confidence from Chelsea performance

Midfielder Davy Propper says Brighton can take confidence from their performance against Chelsea on Saturday as they head into a crucial period of the season.

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RUMOUR MILL: Manchester United and PSG on alert after Real Madrid tell Cristiano Ronaldo he can leave this summer | Mesut Ozil will demand massive new contract if Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan | Roma’s sporting director refuses to rule out Chelsea signing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri | Real Madrid turn their attention once again to David de Gea | Monaco winger Thomas Lemar wants Barcelona move ahead of Liverpool or Arsenal | Valencia hope to sign Juan Mata on a free transfer this summer | Chelsea make loan approach for Leicester City’s Islam Slimani Alexis Sanchez is pictured wearing Man United shirt |

Here are the latest transfer window stories in the media today.

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Picture gallery: Brighton v Chelsea

Were you at the Amex yesterday for Brighton's 4-0 defeat to Chelsea? Check out our selection of fan and action pictures.

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Ezequiel Schelotto. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Schelotto: Obvious penalties would have changed the game

Ezequiel Schelotto felt he was denied two obvious penalties in Brighton's 4-0 defeat to Chelsea this afternoon.

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New signing Jurgen Locadia applauds the Brighton fans pre-match. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Arsenal legend Henry tips confident Locadia to score goals for Brighton

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has tipped Brighton's new club record signing Jurgen Locadia to score goals in the Premier League.
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Brighton boss Chris Hughton (right) felt his side should have been awarded in the defeat to Chelsea this afternoon. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Hughton believes Brighton should have had two penalties in Chelsea defeat

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton claimed his team should have been awarded two penalties in his side's home Premier League 4-0 defeat at the hands of reigning champions Chelsea this afternoon.

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Eden Hazard fires home Chelsea's first goal. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Six things we learned from Brighton's defeat to Chelsea

Eden Hazard was the star of the show as Chelsea beat Brighton 4-0 at the Amex. Here's six things we learned from the game.
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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Conte praises Chelsea's quick start after victory at Brighton

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte praised his side's quick start after they ran out 4-0 winners at Brighton this afternoon.

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Ezequiel Schelotto had two penalty appeals waved away in the first half against Chelsea this afternoon. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Hazard strikes twice as Chelsea sink Brighton

Eden Hazard was at the double to fire reigning Premier League champions Chelsea to victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex this afternoon.

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Jurgen Locadia speaking at Brighton's training ground in Lancing tonight. Picture by Kieran Cleeves/BHAFC

Locadia: I love scoring goals and won't stop

New signing Jurgen Locadia says he just loves scoring goals after becoming Brighton's club record signing this evening.

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Brighton break club record to sign Dutch striker

Brighton break club record to sign Dutch striker

Brighton have broken their club record to sign Dutch striker Jurgen Locadia from PSV Eindhoven on a long-term contract.

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Cesc Fabregas in action against Brighton on Boxing Day. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Cahill and Fabregas to miss Chelsea's match at Brighton

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill and midfielder Cesc Fabregas have been ruled out of tomorrow's match at Brighton.

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The Amex. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Brighton close in on first January signing, while winger returns to the Netherlands on loan

Brighton are closing in on making their first signing of the January transfer window, while winger Soufyan Ahannach has returned to the Netherlands on loan.
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RUMOUR MILL: Stoke striker Peter Crouch emerges as shock target for Chelsea | Blues also interested in Roma pair Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri | Man City express interest in Liverpool’s Emre Can | Tottenham battling it out with Man United for PSG winger Lucas Moura | Red Devils lead Liverpool and Chelsea in race for Nice star Jean-Michael Seri | Aaron Lennon and Islam Slimani are loan targets for Newcastle United | Arsenal move closer to signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Dortmund leave striker out of squad for their trip to Hertha Berlin

Here are the latest transfer window stories in the media today.

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Anthony Knockaert. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Hughton backs hard-working Knockaert to produce

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has backed Anthony Knockaert to show his quality in the Premier League but admits he's finding things harder in the top flight.

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Action from Albion's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on Boxing Day. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

We'll need fortune on our side against Chelsea - Hughton

Chris Hughton admits Brighton will need fortune on their side if they are to get anything from tomorrow's lunchtime clash with Chelsea.

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