Albion manager Mark McGhee is poised to re-open contract talks with Dan Harding and Leon Knight now that the pair have been overlooked by Premiership clubs.

The Premiership transfer window closed on Monday with no interest in England under-21 leftback Harding or former Chelsea striker Knight.

Both have been offered new two-year contracts in place of deals which expire at the end of the season and McGhee is stepping up his efforts to persuade them their future lies with the Seagulls.

McGhee revealed today: "I've been waiting for the deadline to pass and I am going to be speaking to them and their representatives again this week.

"All the talk of them going here, there and everywhere hasn't come to fruition.

"We haven't had a single inquiry, so my intention now is to sit down and talk to them again.

"It's a long time between now and the summer to sit and wonder and hope."

Michel Kuipers' long-term injury will not affect his future with Albion.

The Dutch goalkeeper has also been offered a new two-year deal.

Kuipers had surgery on Monday on the shoulder damage which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Adam Hinshelwood, Guy Butters, Charlie Oatway, Richard Carpenter and Gary Hart have already signed new contracts, while Paul Reid and Kerry Mayo are about to follow suit.