The ball is firmly in Danny Welbeck’s court as to whether he remains at Brighton next season after being offered a new contract. 

His current one-year deal expires at the end of this month.

The 30-year-old striker ended the season well, scoring six goals in the Premier League, with only fellow striker Neal Maupay (8) having scored more.

Albion chief executive Paul Barber revealed earlier this week at a fans forum that he would love Welbeck to stay.

However, he did admit that Welbeck will now be an attractive proposition to rival clubs.

But when the Premier League published clubs 2020/21 retained lists on Friday, it confirmed that the Seagulls have made a contract offer to the striker.

He is not the only one that they have made a contract offers to with six of Albion’s Under-23’s being offered new deals in keepers Tom McGill and Adam Dubois, midfielders Marc Leonard and Jack Spong, as well strikers Ben Wilson and Lorent Tolaj.

The Seagulls have also trigger extensions within the contracts of goalkeeper Christian Walton and prospects Leo Ostigard and Taylor Richards, who have both impressed out on loan at Coventry and Doncaster respectively.