Albion manager Micky Adams has confirmed an interest in Kingstonian midfielder Geoff Pitcher.

But the Seagulls could be put off by the £100,000 asking price for the 25-year-old England semi pro international.

Pitcher, formerly with Millwall, Watford and Colchester, is still under contract at Kingstonian.

He wants to leave following their relegation from the Nationwide Conference and is also reportedly attracting the attention of Portsmouth, Stevenage and Southport.

Adams, currently on a club break in Marbella, confirmed: "He is a player I have been interested in for a while, but nothing is happening at the moment."

The Argus exclusively revealed earlier this week that Adams has opened talks with 34-year-old midfielder Simon Morgan, his former captain at Fulham.

Darren Freeman and Martin Thomas will have to wait for contract offers.

Both are free to negotiate with other clubs under the Bosman ruling and boss Micky Adams has not so far offered either player a deal.

"I am speaking to them and their agents," Adams said. "Both have indicated they want to stay and it is a matter of tying up the details.

"I don't make offers to players this early so that they can start an auction."