Brighton ‘chasing’ Leeds United target, Crystal Palace ‘monitoring’ Chelsea star

All the latest transfer news and speculation involving Brighton and Hove Albion.
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Brighton will be looking to build on last weekend’s 2-1 Premier League opening day victory with another win over Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.

The Seagulls welcome the Magpies to the south coast in a clash between two sides who impressed immensely last time out.

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While Brighton humbled Manchester United with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday, Newcastle showed their class with a dominant 2-0 victory over top flight new boys Nottingham Forest at St. James’ Park.

In particular, Albion’s result provided yet more evidence to many onlookers that manager Graham Potter is one of the most astute talents in the division.

Indeed, last weekend’s result has even led to former Brighton boss Gus Poyet suggesting that Potter has earned his shot at managing an elite club.

“I hope Potter has a chance to coach at a top football club. That’s what we ask for as a coach, give us a chance.

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“Potter has proven he is Premier League quality by going from fighting relegation to top 10 and if he can repeat his previous season, he deserves a chance at a top team.

“Potter will not have time at the top, compared to Brighton where he can build his team over a long period of time.

“Potter can stay for life at Brighton, I know the personality and character Brighton are looking for and Potter is perfect. With all respect to the chairman, sorry, you have to let Potter grow if he wants to.”

Check out the latest Premier League transfer speculation below...

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Leeds United are close to reaching an agreement with Watford for winger Ismaila Sarr. Personal talks are said to be progressing well, but the attacker’s arrival remains conditional on a departure in Jesse Marsch’s squad. (Foot Mercato)

Newcastle United are ready to push ahead with moves for Marseille’s Bamba Dieng and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta. The former could be signed for around £15m, with the latter valued at around £33m. (90min)

Leeds United want to sign Los Angeles FC midfielder Jose Cifuentes. Brighton are also understood to be chasing the Ecuador international. (El Futbolero)

Newcastle United are currently in pole position to sign Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer. Villarreal are also interested. Spurs are understood to be seeking around £42m for the Frenchman. (Media Foot)

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Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan has rejected a proposal from Brighton because he aspires to join a club that has ‘more sporting pedigree’. (El Periodico Mediterraneo)

Arsenal and Liverpool are in the lead to sign Spain international Yeremy Pino, with Villarreal open to selling him around £37.9m. (Marca)

Crystal Palace are monitoring Conor Gallagher’s Chelsea involvement as they remain hopeful of re-signing him on loan. (Daily Mail)

Everton have switched their sights to Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara after hitting an impasse in talks to re-sign Idrissa Gana Gueye from PSG. (Daily Mail)

Watford are still in the race to sign Keinan Davis from Aston Villa. (Football League World)