Reports in Italy outline Brighton’s biggest hurdle to sign striker Jonathan Calleri

Brighton & Hove Albion have been linked with Jonathan Calleri.

According to Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, Brighton & Hove Albion’s biggest hurdle to completing a deal for Jonathan Calleri is convincing the player to join.

The Italian website states how the Seagulls have lodged a bid, yet thus far the player remains unconvinced of a move to the Championship amid interest from Serie A giants Inter Milan.

“Brighton have tabled a bid to buy Calleri outright, but he is not so interested in the move. The loan deal to bring Calleri to Bologna for six months under the supervision of Inter was practically done. But Inter have momentarily cooled on the deal,” Di Marzio's report reads.

The 22-year-old is one of the hottest properties on the market in South America, having scored an impressive 23 goals in 60 leagues appearances for Buenos Aires giants Boca Juniors.

Brighton have long been accredited with a move for the striker, yet their position in the Championship table has seemingly prompted a change in mentality by owner Tony Bloom.

Promotion is very much a realistic goal for the Seagulls, and a top class striker coupled with the addition of winger Anthony Knockaert would represent a real statement on intent.

Calleri is very much an all-round striker, earning widespread praise throughout Argentina following a succession of impressive performances while leading the line for Boca.

Calciomercato reported on Sunday that Brighton have offered a three-year contract for the striker with the promise of doubling his wages upon a potential promotion to the Premier League.

However, Inter’s interest has seemingly caught Calleri's attention although if they continue to stall on a deal a switch to the Amex Stadium could still be a very realistic possibility.

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