Earlier on Friday, we covered a story in Ouest-France claiming Leicester had recently enquired about the availability of Karl Toko-Ekambi.
The 25-year-old has been a target for a number of Premier League clubs, with Angers already rejecting a handful of bids for their star forward.
According to the Ligue 1 club’s president on Friday, a new offer of €14m was turned down on Thursday, making it clear the Cameroon international wouldn’t be going anywhere in January.
We speculated it might have been Leicester who placed that bid before moving onto Fousseni Diabaté once it was turned down, but France Football have now revealed it was in fact Brighton & Hove Albion who were the ones behind it.
Considering Chris Hughton was already after the Angers star back in the summer, seeing his club’s €10m proposal swiftly dismissed, it isn’t surprising to see them come back for more.
Needing goals if they are to maintain themselves in the Premier League, the Seagulls seem to believe Toko-Ekambi is the man to provide them.
However, Angers seem rather set in their way of wanting to wait until the summer to sell their best players, themselves in a relegation battle and needing all the help they can get to avoid Ligue 2 next season.
You can’t blame them.