Brighton and Hove Albion forward Andi Zeqiri is ‘likely’ to leave the club this summer, although FC Basel will need to ‘reach a financial agreement’ with the Seagulls to sign him.

That’s according to 20 Min, who carry comments from the Swiss side’s sporting director Heiko Vogel regarding a potential deal.

He has admitted that the club at “still in talks at the moment” regarding a deal for the Brighton striker, who has 18 goals and two assists in 50 games for the club this season.

He, like other fellow loanees, is set to return to his parent club in the summer and, according to Vogel, “at the moment, however, it is not foreseeable when we will find a solution” to the matter.

20 Min then add their own information, explaining that Basel securing Europa Conference League football for next season should ‘make the negotiations somewhat easier’ for the Swiss club.

At the moment the ‘trend’ is that Zeqiri will stay, and a deal will be secured with Brighton, although Basel will first need to ‘reach a financial agreement’ with the Seagulls, which they are yet to do.

The deal is very much there to be done, with Brighton unlikely to want him back given he’s never played in their first team despite joining for €4m back in 2020.

What their demands for a transfer are remains to be seen, with Basel seemingly not interested in taking up their option to buy and instead focusing on negotiating a new deal.