Brighton and Hove Albion will have some convincing to do if they wish to sign David Mella, with neither the player nor Deportivo La Coruña interested in a transfer at this moment in time.

That’s according to La Opinion a Coruña, who cover the player today and how a move away is unlikely at this point in time.

A report earlier today named Brighton among the suitors for Mella, who is currently in the middle of contract negotiations with the Spanish club.

La Opinion back that up today, reporting that they’ve been able to confirm Brighton are interested in the 19-year-old winger thanks to his current release clause, which is valued at €4m until June 30th. It then doubles to €8m on July 1st.

Either price is more than affordable for a Premier League side, though, hence their interest in him at this point.

The newspaper insists a deal is not because Brighton haven’t come close to making a move or reaching an ‘understanding’ while the player is currently focused on remaining where he is.

He’s negotiating with the Spanish side and while there does not seem to be an immediate resolution on the cards, Dépor have offered a new deal and are working on it with the latent threat of a transfer away in the background.

They are not thinking about selling him or even negotiating a sale, especially for an amount that they would consider well below his potential.

Brighton, then, have work on their hands, with neither Mella nor Dépor particularly interested in engaging in any transfer talks for now.