Albion are racing against the clock to hang onto Grant Hall.
The highly-rated centre half is stalling on signing a new three-year deal amid continuing interest from Spurs.
The Seagulls have until June 30, when Hall’s current contract expires, to persuade him his long-term future is at The Amex.
Boss Gus Poyet told The Argus: “He is a player that we really value and are looking forward to having in the club. Of course, he has finished his contract so we’ve got five weeks to try to make this happen."
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