With just a few days remaining in the transfer window, the Seagulls are facing a race against time as they look to bring a new striker to The Amex.
With just 35 goals in 38 Premier League games last season, Brighton surely cannot afford to rely on 35-year-old Glenn Murray for yet another season.
According to AS, they have made three bids for Leganes’ Morocco international Youssef En Nesyri, the most recent standing at £18.5 million, and they appear to be going all out for the much-admired Maupay too.
A real penalty box poacher, the fiery Frenchman is exactly the sort of ruthless goalscorer Brighton need. He scored 28 times for The Bees last season with the Championship outfit demanding £20 million for his services – a fee that would force Brighton to break their transfer record for the second time this summer.
Aston Villa and Sheffield United are both interested but Brighton are currently in pole position. West London Sport claims that the South Coast outfit have even entered talks as they look to convince Brentford to sell.
£20 million might make Maupay the most expensive player in Brighton’s history but Premier League survival is priceless. The former Nice and St Etienne forward could be the difference between staying up and going down.
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