Albion are closing in on the capture of Wigan central defender Dan Burn.

The Argus understands he will join the Seagulls for around £3 million and be loaned straight back to the Championship club until Christmas.

Burn is currently sidelined by a broken foot bone.

The loan back arrangement will enable him to get fit and play games for Wigan before linking up with the Seagulls.

Albion could also bring in another defender before the 5pm deadline.

Meanwhile, Championship interest is growing in Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood.