Brighton and Crystal Palace have both seen offers for Stade de Reims defender Hassane Kamara rejected by the club.
The left-back has made 13 appearances for the French side this season, who sit tenth in Ligue 1 after 19 games.
His performances have been earning plenty of positive reviews, and as a result, several teams are interested in signing him this month.
Two of the interested parties are Brighton and Crystal Palace, and they have already tried to take him to the Premier League, according to Foot Mercato.
The website reports that Brighton ‘took matters into their own hands’ and made an official offer for the 24-year-old, but that was quickly rejected out of hand.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, seem to have only made an enquiry, with Foot Mercato stating they ‘came for intelligence’ for the player.
That enquiry was also seemingly dismissed as quickly as it arrived.
The nature of Brighton’s bid is not mentioned, although the interest in Kamara has been there since the window opened.
Reims are seemingly not interested in a sale, although according to the report, the offers have only been rejected ‘for the moment’.
That hints the French side may be willing to do business at the right price, leaving Brighton and Palace to work out what that may be.