Albion are expecting limited activity in the final hours of the summer transfer window.

But the chances of that including Reading defender Liam Moore last night appeared to be receding.

The Seagulls are ready for anything ahead of the 5pm transfer deadline.

But the Argus understands there has been no recent contact with Reading over their unsettled centre-back.

Although Albion would ideally like to add a fourth centre-back, they do not see it as a pressing need should the right deal not become available.

They do not expect a hectic close to the market but have not ruled out one or two incomings- or one or two departures.

The Seagulls last night added Norway under-19 defender Leo Skiri Ostigard to their development squad for an undisclosed fee.

He will progress to the senior squad during the course of his three-year deal.

Ostigard, 18, has already made his senior debut for Norwegian top-flight outfit Molde, who are managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Manchester United striker believes he has made a great move in joining Albion.

Ostigard said: “He’s a very good manager and is a legend in Norway; it’s been very good for me to work under him.

“I spoke to him about Brighton and he said it’s a good opportunity for me. I’ve made my decision to move and I’m happy about it.”