Bright Osayi-Samuel of Blackpool celebrates scoring against Barnsley
Brighton & Hove Albion have made a bid for highly-rated Blackpool attacker Bright Osayi-Samuel, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.
Osayi-Samuel is regarded as one of the best young talents in the Football League after catching the eye at Blackpool over the two years.
The 19-year-old made 42 appearances for Blackpool last season, scoring five goals as they won promotion to League One, via the play-offs.
The winger burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old making his first-team debut for Blackpool in the Championship in the 2014/15 season, making six appearances under Lee Clark.
The skilful attacker has gone on to make over 70 appearances in his fledgling career and his performances have brought him to the attention of clubs higher up the football pyramid.
Several Premier League and Championship clubs have shown an interest in the skilful winger, but Blackpool have so far managed to keep hold of the player.
Premier League new boys Brighton see Osayi-Samuel as a potential star in the making and they are keen to lure the winger to the Amex Stadium.
Blackpool are reluctant to lose Osayi-Samuel, but are bracing themselves for more bids for the winger before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.