Graham Potter wants to keep Anthony Knockaert at Albion - but accepts it could be out of his hands.

Fulham have made contact with the Seagulls to register their interest in the French winger, although they have yet to make a formal offer.

Knockaert featured in the second half of the opening 5-2 friendly win against FC Liefering in Austria on Saturday as Potter used two different elevens for each 45 minutes.

The head coach, asked if he wants Knockaert, told The Argus: “All the players that are here, of course.

“As a coach your mind is on just working with the guys that you’ve got but I also know that it’s football, that there are things that are sometimes out of my control and I have to respect that. But he’s been great to work with and he’s done his best every day.

“Working with him the last two weeks he has given everything every day, really professional.

“We can see his quality - that’s clear. It’s that time of year, of course, when there’s lots of news and speculation.

“From my perspective, I just work with the players we have and try to help them get better.”

Summer signing Leandro Trossard scored the fourth goal with his first involvement straight after half-time.

Potter believes the former Genk left-winger can transfer his attacking potency from Belgium to the Premier League.

He said: “That’s the aim. He has to adapt and settling into the new environment, but in the final third he’s impressive.

“He makes good decisions, good execution with either a final pass or a finish, so we’ll see.”