Brighton and Hove Albion’s Julio Enciso and Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron are set for talks with their clubs over competing for their country at the Olympic Games in Paris.

That’s according to journalist Christian Martin, who believes it is unlikely at this moment in time that either player will be a part of Paraguay’s squad for the tournament.

Paraguay confirmed their place at the Olympic Games earlier this month as they were crowned champions of the pre-Olympic football tournament held in Venezuela, defeating the hosts 2-0.

Goals from Diego Gomez Amarilla and Diego Perez sealed the victory for the side and ensured they finished on seven points to become champions, two points ahead of Argentina.

Preparations are now underway ahead of the games and the squad that they will take with them, with the rules allowing three over-23 players to be a part of the group.

That means Almiron, who has 50 appearances for his nation after his debut in September 2015, could be called up. Enciso, meanwhile, is likely to be wanted too given he is one of his country’s brightest talents.

That would require the approval of both Newcastle and Brighton, though, something Martin says isn’t completely assured.

“I can certainly tell you that I wouldn’t be so sure about Miguel Almiron and Julio Enciso participating in the Olympic Games,” he told Versus.

“There will be a demand for them. I understand that, more on Almiron’s side, I see that on Julio Enciso’s side he wants to take the lead with his club.

“And the truth is that with the Copa America I think things are going to get complicated for Julio. They haven’t spoken to Brighton yet. The proposal isn’t going to be there. They’ll wait this week and see how it develops.

“Miguel has raised it with Newcastle, I think.”