Brighton closing in on THIRD transfer before window has even opened as they near agreement with Dortmund star | The Sun
BRIGHTON are on the verge of securing their THIRD summer signing – before this season has even finished.
The Seagulls are still battling it out to try and secure European football next season with the club currently sitting seventh in the Premier League.
They trail fifth-placed Liverpool by seven points and Tottenham, who are sixth, by two points but have two games in hand on their rivals.
But Brighton have already been busy in the transfer market and now a fresh report claims they have secured another signing ahead of the window opening.
Fabrizio Romano claims that they are on the verge of snapping up Borussia Dortmund’s ex-Gladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud on a free transfer.
The 27-year-old Germany international has previously been linked with Arsenal but has now allegedly completed a medical in London and is ready to thrash out terms with the South Coast club.
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Romano tweeted: “Brighton are closing in on verbal agreement to sign Mahmoud Dahoud as free agent.
“Deal’s now very advanced, waiting to fix final details and then sign documents.”
It comes after Brighton announced the club record signing of Joao Pedro from Championship side Watford.
The Seagulls have forked out just shy of £30million for the Brazilian striker, with the deal having the potential to rise to £35m.
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Pedro, 21, has signed a five-year deal at The Amex and will join the club when the summer transfer window officially opens following this season.
The deal breaks Brighton's previous club record signing of £20m paid to Bristol City in 2019 to sign defender Adam Webster and is a huge fee for Watford.
Pedro scored 11 goals and produced four assists in 35 Championship appearances this season.
Roberto De Zerbi's side are also set to sign Liverpool midfielder James Milner on a free transfer.
Milner, 37, is out of contract at Anfield this summer and is expected to agree a one-year deal on the south coast, joining former Reds team-mate Adam Lallana at The Amex.
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