Brighton and Hove Albion are yet to agree a deal with Brentford for striker Neal Maupay, according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay.
The Frenchman is currently facing an uncertain future at Griffin Park, attracting interest from a host of top-flight sides after scoring 28 goals in all competitions last season.
Maupay was left out of the squad that lost 1-0 to Birmingham City at the weekend, amid ongoing speculation that he will be leaving the club this summer, along with winger Ollie Watkins who is believed to be wanted by Crystal Palace.
Brighton have emerged as the front-runners in the race to land 22-year-old Maupay, with reports from France claiming that the Seagulls are close to signing the player on a four-year contract.
But now, Tom Barclay of The Sun has provided the latest update on the forward’s situation, insisting that no deal has been agreed as of yet between Brighton and Brentford.
— Tom Barclay (@TomBarclay_) August 4, 2019
The Bees look set to replace Maupay and/or Watkins with Troyes forward Bryan Mbeumo, who looks set to sign for Thomas Frank’s side for a reported fee of around £5.4m.
Although a deal hasn’t been agreed just yet, I still think it’s inevitable that Maupay will be leaving Brentford for Brighton before Thursday’s deadline.
He is more than deserving of a move to the Premier League, especially after scoring so many goals for a team that struggled in the Championship last season.
If they can hold out for a decent fee, then they could bring in another forward as well as Mbeumo if they act fast.