ALBION are closing in on the capture of David Button from promoted Fulham to complete their revised goalkeeping group.

The Seagulls are hopeful of sealing Button’s signature in time for him to be involved in the pre-season training camp in Austria.

Chris Hughton’s squad fly out tomorrow to Schruns for a week’s training before crossing the border into Switzerland for next Saturday’s opening friendly against St Gallen (2pm).

Button has been a target for some time. The 29-year-old joined Fulham from Brentford two years ago and was their No.1 until losing his place to Marcus Bettinelli midway through last season.

Bristol City have also been interested in the Stevenage-born shot-stopper, who will provide competition and cover for first choice Mathew Ryan together with new signing Jason Steele from Sunderland.

Last season’s third choice Niki Maenpaa has left in search of more game time, while second choice Tim Krul is a free agent and his future remains unclear.

Christian Walton will be on the Austrian trip with Steele and potentially Button.

The former England under-21 keeper’s loan return to Wigan Athletic for the season commences afterwards.

Meanwhile, Spanish youngster Robert Sanchez left last night to start his season-long loan with Forest Green Rovers.

All of the senior players, including new Brazilian signing Bernardo and Romanian striker Florin Andone, are in the squad for Austria apart from World Cup trio Ryan, Leon Balogun and Jose Izquierdo, who have been given extra-time off.

Shane Duffy, recovering from groin surgery, is in the travelling party along with under-23s defenders Ben White and Ben Barclay, and forward Viktor Gyokeres.

Free-scoring Gyokeres is from Sweden, England's World Cup quarter-final opponents in Russia today.