Brighton star ‘more likely’ to join Manchester United

Brighton’s eagerly awaited clash with Crystal Palace will not continue this weekend.

The confrontation between the two rivals has been postponed amid planned train strikes and preparations for Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Monday.

But while the upcoming international break means fans will have to wait until early October to see the Seagulls in action again, there’s still plenty of gossip in the meantime.

Check out the latest Premier League transfer speculation below…

West Ham flirts with freestyle defender Dan Axel Zagado. The Frenchman is in advanced negotiations with Hammers, and has been without a club since leaving Borussia Dortmund in July. Newcastle United have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old during the summer transfer window. (RMC Sport)

Fabrizio Romano says Tottenham have not yet decided on the future of Newcastle United and Aston Villa target Lucas Moura. The Brazilian is in the final year of his North London contract. Romano said: “Despite reports to the contrary, Lucas Moura was not close to joining Aston Villa. Newcastle were interested this summer but there were no advanced negotiations with Tottenham. I think Lucas might have the opportunity to leave Tottenham as a free agent but that will depend. On how he has performed this season, the club is undecided.” (caught sneaking)

Graham Potter may dispose of a number of “important” Chelsea players in January to help facilitate the transfer of Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. The player is understood to be worth around £43m, which is also a target for Juventus, but the Blues are aiming to “destroy” the player’s potential Serie A giants move. (FootballMarketWeb)

Leeds United may be looking to ‘spark interest’ in Watford striker Joao Pedro in January. The Brazilian has been closely linked with a move to Newcastle United over the summer, and is valued at around £30m by the Hornets. (Leeds Live)

Chelsea are still in contact with representatives of Southampton midfielder Romeo Lafia after they failed to bid for the rising star in the summer. The Blues are understood to have failed to offer a £50m deadline for the teenager, despite only joining the Saints from Manchester City a few weeks ago. (Simon Phillips)

Wolves are still “in contact” with freestyle defender Jason Denayer, but negotiations between the two parties have proven difficult. The Belgium international is said to be demanding more money than Wanderers are currently offering, or ideally wanting to find what he sees as a better long-term project for his next career move. (Newspaper)

Leeds United will have to pay around £25m if they want to transfer Red Bull Salzburg striker Noah Okafor to the Premier League next year, according to the player’s agent. The 22-year-old actor, Gianluca Di Domenico, said: “Noah Okafor? He is one of the most interesting Swiss players… Salzburg has sold 493 million euros worth of players since 2016. Okafor will be valued at between 25 and 30 million.” (Radio CRC)

Celtic midfielder Matt O’Reilly has revealed interest from Leicester City and Newcastle United over the summer – but the player has not been swayed by speculation. He said: “I know Leicester showed a lot of interest in me. And I think Newcastle were there too. But it doesn’t matter. If there wasn’t an offer, it wouldn’t be very tangible in my head.” (hint sheet)

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is “more likely” to join Manchester United than long-term target Frenkie de Jong, according to insider Dean Jones. He said:“Obviously Frenkie de Jong was the player we thought would come in at first, but he seems to be out of sight at the moment. He looks very happy at Barcelona. Things are going well for him there. So, at this point, maybe you can say That Kaiseido is at least more likely than Frenkie de Jong.” (GIVEMESPORT)