The chairman of Sky Bet Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion, Tony Bloom, has insisted that star midfielder Dale Stephens is not for sale in the January transfer window, according to The Argus.
Brighton have been early front-runners to automatic promotion this season with the club sitting second in the table, and Bloom will resist any interest for the 26 year-old.
Stephens was the subject of six bids from Premier League side Burnley in the summer, and after admitting he had indeed handed in a transfer request, has seemingly settled back in at the Amex Stadium.
Reports also suggest that Brighton & Hove Albion rejected bids for Frenchman Anthony Knockaert and defender Lewis Dunk from Newcastle United and Crystal Palace respectively.
In addition, Tony Bloom has said the Seagulls are looking across Europe for new talent to add to their striker options, and had a bid for an unnamed forward rejected in the summer.
Manager Chris Hughton is prepared to lose attacker Elvis Manu after the 23-year-old has been on the fringes of the squad.
Brighton supporters, do you need Dale Stephens to gain automatic promotion? Who do you think the unnamed striker is? Does Elvis Manu deserve more game time? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!