ALBION might have to play a waiting game for defensive prospect Joe Gomez.

The Seagulls last night remained in contention to sign the versatile 20-year-old Liverpool defender.

But they expect the Anfield giants to be in no rush over a decision as they wait to see which other clubs show an interest.

The Seagulls are quietly confident they are firmly in the running to sign a player who offers cover and competition in various defensive berths.

Albion are continuing to piece together a squad for the Premier League after bringing in record signing Maty Ryan.

The £5 million goalkeeper made some good saves as Australia lost 3-2 in their opening Confederations Cup game in Russia yesterday.

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy is giving nothing away about his preferred destination as he plays for the Aussies.

He is believed to be very interested in Albion by a well-placed source but it also recognised he has strong allegiance to Huddersfield.

Meanwhile, several Championship clubs are keeping close tabs on events at the Amex.

Albion expect interest in some of their players from clubs looking to emulate their promotion feats, especially those who look like they could struggle for Premier League minutes.

But they have no pressing need to offload any of their under-contract players.