Brighton are closing in on the free transfer signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, talkSPORT understands.
The Seagulls are set to fend off competition from a host of Premier League rivals to snap up the German international.
Dahoud is likely to become Brighton‘s third signing of the summer, following Joao Pedro from Watford and James Milner from Liverpool.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side are acting fast ahead of the transfer window opening on June 10, having seen the league’s top teams come sniffing for their best players.
Leandro Trossard was sold to Arsenal in January, while the Gunners failed with a £75million offer for Moises Caicedo.
World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister is expected to attract plenty of interest and Japan international Kaoru Mitoma has also raised eyebrows.
But as per their continued excellent dealings under owner Tony Bloom and technical director David Weir, the Seagulls are already preparing.
Dahoud’s time in Dortmund is coming to an end, and Brighton have proved to be the most attractive proposition.
The Syria-born German international has been with the Bundesliga giants for the past five seasons, having impressed at Borussia Monchengladbach before a £10m switch.
The signing of Salih Ozcan and the return to form for Emre Can have impacted the 27-year-old’s gametime this season, which he will look to recapture in England.