Albion might have to be patient if they aim to bring Rhian Brewster to the Amex.

The Seagulls are among the clubs who have shown an interest in the young Liverpool striker.

Sources close to Anfield believe all options remain open for Brewster – be it a loan, outright sale or to remain with the champions for the season.

Activity in terms of strikers is hotting up among Premier League clubs outside the big six.

Aston Villa yesterday signed Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, who had been of interest to the Seagulls until it became clear his fee and wages would spiral.

Watkins will cost Villa £33 million if all add-on clauses are fulfilled.

Newcastle have added Callum Wilson and Sheffield United brought in Oliver Burke.

Albion have looked at Odsonne Edouard at Celtic but have so far considered prices being quoted as unrealistic.

Regarding Brewster, a source close to Anfield says the club “are completely open to all possibilities - selling, loaning or keeping. Not made a decision yet. But the fact that it isn’t a firm ‘No, we don’t want to sell’, is interesting.”

A report today suggests Brewster could even end up back at Swansea, where he starred last season and would be an almost guaranteed starter.

That, in turn, could impact Swans’ interest in young Albion striker Viktor Gyokeres.

Jurgen Klopp’s admiration for Graham Potter’s work and playing style has been cited in some quarters as a plus for Albion.

But Liverpool will want to be confident Brewster would have plentiful playing time.