Albion are closing in on a deal with Glasgow Rangers for defender Connor Goldson.

But they will insist they get full value for their highly-regarded centre-back.

Goldson is expected to make the move to Ibrox after being identified by Gers’ new management duo of Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister as part of their “build from the back” recruitment plan.

Rangers were last night reported north of the border to have agreed a £3.5 million fee with the Seagulls for the former Shrewsbury defender.

The Argus understands various details of the deal still need to be finalised.

It is also believed the potential overall value of any transfer would be well in excess of £3.5 million.

The Seagulls value Goldson, who has emerged as a strong character on and off the pitch at the Amex, highly and believe he is good enough to play in the Premier League south of the border, even though his chances were severely limited by the fine form of Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk last term.

It is likely they would be keen to have clauses within any deal which recognise his potential to shine at Rangers.

But Albion are also known to fully understand Goldson's desire to play regular first-team football.