Having sold Alexis Mac Allister for a nice chunk of money and potentially having to sell Moises Caicedo as well, Brighton & Hove Albion will have to sign some replacements.

Whether Mohammed Kudus falls into that exact category remains to be seen, but De Telegraaf’s Mike Verweij brings the latest on the Ajax Amsterdam star’s future on the Kick-off podcast, relayed by Soccer News.

There might have been talk of Manchester United being in the mix, but according to the journalist, it’s Brighton who are in the lead for the Ghanaian.

He said: “Brighton have the best credentials for Kudus. They are in the race and they have reported to Ajax. Kudus’ name is very emphatically linked with Manchester United. If Manchester United come, Erik ten Hag could be very good again for his old club.

“Ajax have €45m in mind for Kudus, but whether they will ever get that for him… It seems like a lot of money for him. He’s a boy who has been injured very often.”

Still, there’s no denying what Kudus was able to do last season, with few expecting him to become the star at the club after the departure of Antony.

That’s why Brighton will have taken notice, as the Ghana international finished the season with 18 goals and seven assists from 42 appearances in all competitions.

With the Seagulls having money in their pocket, they will certainly be happy to spend a fair chunk of cash on the versatile midfielder, but, as Verweij said, whether they are willing to reach €45m remains to be seen.