Report: Brighton 'set to sign' Charlton's Ezri Konsa in £8 million deal - despite interest from Merseyside pair

Brighton manager Chris Hughton gestures from the sideline during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James Park on December 30, 2017 in...

Everton and Liverpool are also said keen on the Charlton Athletic talent.

Ezri Konsa of Charlton Athletic runs with the ball during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Peterborough United at The Valley on November 28, 2017 in London,...

Brighton & Hove Albion are 'set to sign' Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa in an £8 million deal, according to the Sun. The report comes just days after the Daily Mirror claimed Everton were 'in pole position' to land Konsa, ahead of rivals Liverpool, for £3 million less.

According to the Sun, however, Brighton have entered the running and hope to conclude a deal before the weekend.

The report claims Konsa will join the Seagulls as cover for Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy - an ex-Everton trainee - and follows a failed approach for Bristol City's Aden Flint, according to Sky Sports.

Ademola Lookman of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Two of Konsa's former Charlton colleagues have fled to Merseyside in recent campaigns, with fellow defender Joe Gomez now a Liverpool player and winger Ademola Lookman at Everton.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton gestures from the sideline during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James Park on December 30, 2017 in...

According to the Sun, however, the Londoner is bound for Brighton, whose manager Chris Hughton is 'keen to bring in young players with plenty of potential' to protect their long-term future in the event they are relegated back to the Championship.

Would Konsa's signing be a coup for Brighton, given Everton and Liverpool's alleged interest?

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