Albion boss Micky Adams is expecting bids from top clubs if Bobby Zamora makes a fast start in the Second Division.

But Adams has reiterated that his young hotshot is not for sale and is happy to stay with the Seagulls.

Zamora was the subject of transfer talk throughout last season.

Albion rejected bids of £1.2 million from Cardiff and £1.5 million from Wigan for the striker whose 31 goals spearheaded their Third Division title triumph.

Cardiff's Alan Cork, Adams' former assistant, recently pledged to put in writing a £2 million offer for Zamora, but Adams says it never materialised.

"We haven't had any bids this summer for Bobby. It was all talk by Cardiff, a lot of hot air.

"I keep saying he is not for sale and I stick by that, but I would think the top clubs have monitored him and are aware of him.

"They, like me, are probably saying he has scored goals in the Third Division, now let's see it in the Second Division.

"If he starts on the crest of a wave in the Second Division the bids will inevitably happen."

Adams has been impressed by the way Zamora handles the fuss over his future and his attitude since the Albion players reported back for pre-season training.

"He is unaffected by it all at the moment and I am just pleased he is in my camp," Adams said.

"I have seen some big time Charlies in pre-season before, but he isn't. I have never seen anybody work as hard as him, so the message for the fans is he is not going anywhere and he wants to be part of Brighton.

"He could easily have gone through the motions, but he looks as though he wants to get fit and to learn.

"That is everything you would want from a 20-year-old kid who understands he has still got a lot to do."

Albion play their first pre-season friendly at Worthing tomorrow night, followed by a match at Folkestone on Wednesday