Boca Juniors are ready to accept Albion’s bid to bring Alexis Mac Allister to England, according to sources in Buenos Aires this evening.

The Seagulls offered 800,000 Euros (about £675,000) as compensation to cut short his loan deal at La Bombonera.

It is reported that one quarter of that sum is dependent on Albion staying up this season.

The development is as yet unconfirmed on this side of the Atlantic.

A well-placed source here said work was still “ongoing”.

Mac Allister is committed with Argentina under-23s at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Colombia until next weekend.

He was left on the bench in tonight's fixture against Venezuela with Argentina already assured of their place in the second phase.