This week, reports from the South American media claimed Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in Universitario youngster Piero Quispe.

That was actually a mix of claims, with some saying the Seagulls were trying to sign him with a €10m bid, and others only claiming they were following the player.

Either way, Brighton’s chase made some noise in the Peruvian media, and Libero now bring some quotes from Universitario chief Jean Ferrari.

The club director spoke to Radio Ovacion and was asked about the rumour. There, he claimed that the South American side are actually still to receive an offer from the Seagulls.

“It’s good that they made the comment about players who are obviously showing their talent. Especially from Peruvian football players and mainly from leagues like the English one,” said Ferrari.

“If a formal proposal or any communication has arrived? Nothing has arrived.”

So for now, it remains unclear if even that potential €10m bid from Brighton would be enough for a deal, even though everything indicates that it would be.

Featuring for Universitario this season, Quispe played 28 games, with four goals and one assist. Besides appearances in the local league, he’s been a regular in the Copa Sudamericana and recently made his debut for the national team, so that would help him get a work permit.