Albion have cooled their interest in Aaron Mooy.

Manchester City’s Australian international is not the Seagulls’ No.1 central midfield target, The Argus understands.

A host of Premier League clubs, including Albion, are keen on Mooy after he helped Huddersfield to promotion to the top flight via the play-offs on loan last season.

The Yorkshiremen have made a club record £10 million bid to land the 26-year-old permanently.

A move to the Amex would bring Mooy back together with international team-mate Maty Ryan, the goalkeeper signed by Albion from Valencia.

But that now looks unlikely to happen.

Although Mooy is a player Albion admire, there are other midfield options ahead of him on their target list.

The chances of versatile young Liverpool defender Joe Gomez joining Albion on loan for the season are stronger.

Manager Chris Hughton told The Argus: “We’ve registered our interest but he’s not our player. It will be up to Liverpool.

“I’d like to think we are very much in the running.”

The players report back today from their summer break for two days of testing.

Out-of-favour winger Kazenga LuaLua, who ended the season on loan to Queens Park Rangers, is set to miss the start of pre-season training on Monday.

Hughton said: “The one who finished last season with a bit of a problem was Kazenga LuaLua (ankle). He might be slightly behind.”