Andrea Orlandi is on course for an early season return to the Amex - with Albion's seaside rivals Blackpool.

The Seagulls' former midfielder is signing a year's contract at Bloomfield Road with an option, subject to passing a medical.

The Spaniard has been training with the under 21's at former club Swansea after Albion, Blackpool's hosts on September 20, surprisingly released him at the end of last season.

Orlandi's appearances were restricted by injury problems but he was top of the combined goals and assists table the year before.