Albion have turned down a major bid for Leo Ulloa, according to reports in Leicester.

The Seagulls are understood to have knocked back an offer in excess of £3million – and be asking for closer to £10million.

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson is keen to sign a strong centre-forward who can play on his own in attack and bring team mates into the play as he plans for life in the Premier League.

Ulloa would fit that bill – and scored twice against Leicester in April.

Leicester have already signed Albion’s player of the year Matt Upson on a free transfer and also have ex-Seagulls midfielder Dean Hammond in their ranks.