Albion are coming under increasing pressure from Leicester City to sell Leo Ulloa.
The Premier League newcomers are poised to step up their pursuit of the Seagulls’ Argentinian hitman, The Argus understands.
Leicester have already made four bids for Ulloa.
The latest of just over £6 million was turned down by Albion last week.
The Foxes are not prepared to meet the reported £10 million asking price.
But they are expected to further test Albion’s resolve with at least one more bid.
Ulloa is currently in Spain on Albion’s pre-season tour.
He sat out Saturday’s 4-0 win against Partick Thistle, the club attributing his absence to a minor ankle injury.
It is unclear whether Ulloa will be involved in tomorrow night’s match against Real Betis.
He is settled in Brighton with his family and enjoys playing for the club but he wants Premier League football and fears the scale of investment in the squad is reducing his chances of getting there with Albion.
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