Brighton and Burnley have reportedly both made bids for Porto striker Moussa Marega.
According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo today, the Premier League clubs made late attempts to sign the 26-year-old, but were stopped by Porto, who don’t want him out.
O Jogo reports Burnley’s offer was €10m, whilst Brighton outbid them by showing they could pay €12m. But none of the amounts were accepted.
Marega spent the last season on loan at Vitória de Guimarães, but has been proving to be very useful since his return, having already scored two goals this season.
He’s been replacing Francisco Soares, who’s injured, in attack. But has also shown he can do a job on the wings if needed, so manager Sérgio Conceição won’t let him go so easily.
The Frenchman has a €40 release clause, so Porto are very well protected for now, and can set high demands in case Brighton or Burnley strike again.