Brighton and Hove Albion will not receive an immediate transfer fee for midfielder Davy Propper’s move to PSV Eindhoven.

That’s according to both Eindhovens Dagblad and Voetbal International, who say the Dutchman has returned to his former club on a free transfer.

Propper was announced by PSV yesterday after closing in on a return to his former club over the last week.

The final hurdles for a move were cleared earlier this week when the Brighton man completed a medical and filmed his presentation video in Eindhoven.

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Initially, reports in the Netherlands stated that Brighton wanted as much as €10m for their man, but these were quickly revised to around €5m.

It seems even that was wide of the mark, though, with both ED and VI stating that PSV Eindhoven will pay a maximum of €2m for the midfielder.

VI say this includes bonuses, but ED go into a little more detail, stating that PSV ‘negotiated an agreement’ that will see them avoid a transfer fee but pay ‘a number of bonuses’ to Brighton over two years, which will amount to a maximum of €2m.

What those bonuses are based on isn’t mentioned, but it appears the Dutch side have pulled off something of a coup either way.