Albion are in a strong position to resist summer player sales – but there can be no guarantees.

All the early talk in the window has been about signings with attention focussed last night on midfield.

The Seagulls have secured Mats Wieffer from Feyenoord while reports have also continued that Malick Yalcouye could arrive from Gothenburg in the coming days.

Yalcouye left training early at the Swedish club yesterday to spark speculation over whether he was being protected for a possible departure.

Gothenburg have a league game tomorrow.

Albion have made one or two major sales in recent summers but there has been little talk of interest in their leading lights so far in this window.

Chairman Tony Bloom said: “I can’t predict what is going to happen in the next two months.

“We are in a very strong position.

“We don’t need to sell any of our best players.

“However we have got two more months of the transfer window and we are prepared for anything.

“Any offer which comes in for any of our players, we look at it and we consider it, so there are no guarantees.

“The only thing I am very confident of is by the end of August we will have an extremely talented, committed squad which has a real chance of competing.”

Yankuba Minteh has already been snapped up from Newcastle with the previously announced deal for Ibrahim Osman also going through.