According to a report from the Daily Mail, Brighton could target Derby County boss Frank Lampard or Sheffield United's Chris Wilder should they continue to struggle in their bid to prise Graham Potter away from Swansea City.
The Seagulls surprised a lot of football fans by deciding to let Chris Hughton go the day after they completed their Premier League campaign with a defeat to Manchester City. He had already secured safety heading into the final weekend, but that was not enough for the Brighton board.
The Mail reports that Potter is their number one target, and he would be interested in heading to the Amex Stadium. However, the report adds that the Swans have rejected their approach to speak to the Englishman.
The Mail suggests that Swansea would only secure a small amount of compensation if Potter goes, but a move remains likely.
Nevertheless, the club appear to making alternative plans, with the Mail reporting that they are also interested in Wilder and Lampard.
The Mail suggests that Brighton believe that they could lure Wilder away from Bramall Lane with the offer of a bigger budget, despite the fact that he guided boyhood club Sheffield United to the Premier League.
And Lampard could still join Brighton and Wilder in the top flight next season, with Derby still in with a chance of winning promotion through the play-offs - though they must overturn a one-goal deficit during the second-leg of their semi-final tie with Leeds if they hope to make Wembley.
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