Youssef En-Nesyri has a €20m release clause in his Leganes contract, which is set to expire in 2023.
AS claims the La Liga side have already rejected two proposals from Brighton & Hove Albion for the forward. The Seagulls’ first offer was €15m and the second one was €20m, to be paid in two instalments.
On Tuesday, Graham Potter’s side made another formal proposal of €20m that will be paid in one go.
The Premier League side are not interested in depositing €20m at La Liga’s headquarters in Madrid. Instead, they are looking to agree a deal with Leganes for the same price.
Leganes are yet to respond. Their initial intention was to raise more money from En-Nesyri’s sale in the future, but the possibility of accepting Brighton’s latest offer is ‘not ruled out’.
So far, Brighton are the only team who have come forward to submit an offer for the Moroccan.
AS also explains the possibility of En-Nesyri signing a new deal with Leganes shouldn’t be ruled out. In recent days, the two parties have held talks and reached a verbal agreement over a new deal.