ALBION are ready to bide their time for Tammy Abraham – or another new striker.

Chief executive Paul Barber has confirmed the Seagulls remain in the running for the young Chelsea striker.

But he has told fans there are alternative options on the agenda should Abraham move elsewhere after his return from the Euros with England under-21s.

Barber said signing a new goalkeeper was a priority as the club continued to talk personal terms with Australia international Mat Ryan.

Niki Maenpaa is still expected to agree a new deal.

Abraham has put any decision on hold until he returns from international duty in Poland and talks to Chelsea.

Barber told The Argus: “It is no secret he is a player of interest to us. There is a lot of competition for Tammy. He is a terrific talent and fine young player.

“But we don’t just have a single player on our list. We have a cluster of players of the same quality and that is how we work.”

He added: “This whole transfer window, as always, is very much a waiting game. People have to be patient.”