Albion's move for Denswil falls through

Stefano Denswil's move to Brighton has fallen through owing to an injury to another defender at Club Brugge.

The Amex Stadium.
The Amex Stadium.

The 24-year-old travelled to Brighton for a medical last night but Club Brugge have just said negotations have been terminated owing to a longer than expected injury to their defender Benoit Poulain.

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Speaking on the Club Brugge website, Denswil said: "I was open for conversations with other teams. That's why I also travelled to Brighton.

"It remains my ambition to step up to a higher level. Only all parties must be able to find out, which was not the case. I have a long-term agreement with Club and that has been very much in my mind since my arrival. Tomorrow I will be on the training field in Brugge again and there will also be my full focus."

Denswil has been capped for Netherlands from under-15 to under-21 level and has scored three goals in 78 games for Brugge. He started his career at Ajax, where he netted once in 22 matches.