At the weekend, The Athletic’s David Ornstein stated Brighton & Hove Albion have reached an agreement in principle with Ajax over a deal for Mohammed Kudus.

On August 7th, Voetbal International reported the Dutch club had asked the Seagulls to close a deal for the 23-year-old before Wednesday. The deadline has passed and Brighton didn’t get the transfer over the line.

Another report from Voetbal International, relayed by Voetbal Primeur, states the player has received interest from Chelsea but Brighton have been ‘more serious’ to sign him.

A move to The Amex hasn’t materialised yet because the Ghana international and Roberto De Zerbi’s side have failed to agree personal terms. The report states the reason for this is still unclear.

The deadline set by the Eredivisie side to carry out his sale has passed but VI state that doesn’t mean a transfer cannot materialise in this window.

‘Ajax will not move easily with an outgoing transfer. With each passing day, the attacker’s transfer fee will go up. Ajax have taken control again, as it were,’ Voetbal Primeur quoted VI as saying.

This should give Brighton hope to sign Kudus, provided they can find a way to convince him and agree personal terms.

Operating as a striker, winger and an attacking midfielder last season, Kudus scored 18 goals and registered seven assists from 42 games.