Albion are not interested in Everton striker Oumar Niasse.

Reports emerged last night that Niasse is expected to leave.

Albion were linked with the former Hull forward in the summer transfer window and are being linked with him again.

The Argus understands Niasse is not on the radar as the Seagulls seek to bolster their strike force this month.

Manager Chris Hughton, quizzed by Sky Sports about Niasse last night, said: "It's a player that, of course, we know, the same as everybody else does.

"If that's come from his side that's nice but certainly it's a name, the same as other names, that would have been mentioned.

"He is a player that at the end of the last window in the summer looked like he might be leaving and lots of clubs were mentioned then. I think ours was one of them."