Graham Potter issues Brighton transfer verdict, Everton miss out on dramatic late swoop

Brighton have enjoyed a solid transfer window, and here we round up all the latest news surrounding the Seagulls and their rivals.

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Brighton and Hove Albion enjoyed a relatively bust transfer window.

The Seagulls have already made a solid start to the season as they look to build on a superb season of last.

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Graham Potter knew he needed to add some key components to keep up with a Premier League that continues to get stronger, and particularly after the departure of Marc Cucurella.

Pervis Estupinan was brought in as a replacement, while Julio Enciso, Levi Colwill and Simon Adingra have also been brought in.

On deadline day, the Seagulls also snapped up Billy Gilmour to make for an exciting final day of the window.

Here we round up all the latest Brighton and Premier League transfer news and rumours.

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Graham Potter has already issued his verdict on new signing Billy Gilmour, who joined Brighton on a £9million deal from Chelsea. He said: “Billy arrives with a fantastic pedigree, having played in the Premier League and Champions League as well as for Scotland at last year’s Euros. He will complement our existing midfield options. That experience at quite a young age shows the strength of character he has and we’re really excited by his potential. Now it’s about allowing him the time to get used to a new environment and settling in to our club. We can’t wait to work with him.” (Brighton’s official website)

Leeds are said to have made significant savings on new signing Gnonto. FC Zurich were said to be asking for around £7million, but it’s claimed the Whites managed to seal a deal for as little as £3million just before the deadline. (Football Insider)

Bamba Dieng wound up enduring a rather disastrous deadline day. The forward appear to agree a move to Elland Road, with Whites owner Andrea Raddrizani confirming the incoming deal on Twitter. Dieng was said to be at the airport awaiting a flight to Leeds when an offer came in from Nice, one he preferred. But late in the day, he failed his Nice medical and missed out on a move altogether. Radrizzani later tweeted that Leeds had been ‘screwed up’. (BBC)

Hector Bellerin took a pay cut to return to Barcelona on deadline day. The full-back agreed a deal to terminate his Arsenal contract after months of trying to seal an exit. In the end, he joined Barcelona on a free transfer, taking a pay cut to secure the deal. (First Post)

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Memphis Depay was reportedly a target of Tottenham’s on deadline day, but no deal was done in the end. That was, in part, because Memphis was pushing for a move to Chelsea, but the Blues were not interested in a deal. In the end, Tottenham also withdrew interest, leaving Memphis at Barcelona. (Rudy Galetti)

Everton are said to have made a late attempt to hijack Newcastle’s efforts to sign Watford star Joao Pedro. The Magpies appeared to be some way along in the deal before things broke down, and Everton tried to step in to strike a £30million agreement. But Watford rejected the deal, refusing to sell Joao Pedro. (Fabrizio Romano)

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