Brighton deadline day: Albion striker close to exit and all the transfer business that could be done

Brighton and Hove Albion will hope to conclude their £4.5m deal for Ecuador international midfielder Moises Caicedo on transfer deadline today

Brighton striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh has been linked with a loan move away from the Amex Stadium
Brighton striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh has been linked with a loan move away from the Amex Stadium

Caicedo, 19, is one of South America's most promising young talents and was previously linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United and also West Ham.

Brighton negotiated themselves into pole-position and are said to be extremely close to concluding a £4.5m with his current club Independiente del Valle.

Caicedo arrived for a medical last week and was expected to complete formalities but as yet confirmation of his transfer has not been announced.

Fans are becoming increasingly concerned by the delay and will hope the deals go through without a hitch on deadline day.

Caicedo joined Independiente at the age of 13, progressed through their youth ranks and reached the first team in 2019, where he has four goals from 25 appearances.

His impressive displays saw him called up to Ecuador national team in October 2020 and made his debut in a World Cup qualifier 1-0 against Argentina.

He scored the first goal for his country in a 4-2 home win over Uruguay and became the first player born in the 21st century to net in a World Cup qualifier.

Albion have maintained a good relationship with Independiente after signing Billy Arce in 2018. It is believed his work permit is secured.

Glenn Murray

Brighton striker Glenn Murray is finalising a deal to join Championship outfit Nottingham Forest and reunite with is former Albion boss Chris Hughton.

Murray joined Hornets on a season long loan deal last summer but struggled for game time.

His loan was terminated by Watford and the 37-year-old striker had been training alone while searching for a new club.

A move to Queens Park Rangers fell through earlier this transfer window as they signed their former striker Charlie Austin instead.

Murray though has finally found his escape route from Vicarage Road is now set to link up with his old Brighton boss Hughton, who is currently in charge at the City Ground.

It is understood to be a permanent deal, rather than a loan, and the move will officially end Murray's association with Brighton.

Murray made 285 appearances for Albion and scored 111 goals. His best season was in 2016-17, under Hughton, as he netted 23 goals in the Championship as the Seagulls gained promotion to the Premier League.

Forest are currently struggling in the Championship and are just three points above the relegation zone.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Alireza Jahanbakhsh could be the next high-profile player to leave on deadline day.

Jahanbakhsh has struggled for game time this season under Graham Potter and the 27-year-old was quoted recently as saying he is at a point in his career he has to "play a lot more and have better conditions."

The Iranian international signed from AZ Alkmaar in 2018 for a then club-record fee of £17m but has since endured a frustrating time in the Premier League on the south coast.

Jahanbakhsh has been linked with a loan move to Holland or the Championship. Whether a deal will be finalised today remains to be seen.

Clubs have until 11pm to finalise any last-minute deals - including both incomings and outgoings.