Premier League new boys Leicester City have turned their immediate attentions away from Albion star Leo Ulloa.
But the Foxes, who have had seven-figure bids for the Seagulls’ top scorer rebuffed, are believed to still be keeping tabs on the striker.
Leicester are in talks with Frazier Campbell of Cardiff and are reported to be keen on Yuri Movsisyan of Spartak Moscow.
But the Argus understands that does not mean they have admitted defeat in their attempts to lure Ulloa to the King Power Stadium.
A spokesman for Ulloa said last night: “We understand Leicester are still interested but there has been no further update over the last few days.”
The Seagulls have made it clear they have no need to sell their frontman.
Manager Sami Hyypia is keen to talk with Ulloa when both men are back at work in preparation for next season.
Hyypia has also stressed his desire to keep Ulloa on board and has vowed to assess attacking options available to him before making any tactical plans.
Ulloa and his family, who jetted off to Argentina together soon after lastseason ended, are all happy in Brighton and Hove.
But the striker is also ambitious to play in the Premier League.
Hyypia has been studying player options but fans still await the first signing of his tenure.
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