Albion could make another signing from South America.

They are interested in Alan Velasco, a highly-regarded attacking player at Independiente.

Reports from Argentina suggest that an offer of around £7 million has been made by the Seagulls.

There is no confirmation - either way - of that from closer to home.

But The Argus can confirm that the 18-year-old is among players of interest to them and has been for some time.

Velasco can play wide on either side, as an attacking central midfielder or just off a main striker and is seen as one of his nation’s brightest attacking prospects.

He has believed to have attracted interest from several clubs in Europe.