Transfer: Brighton step up interest in Bassey
Brighton & Hove Albion have established contacts with Ajax as they step up their interest in Calvin Bassey.
The Seagulls have turned to Bassey after having their bid for Lewi Colwill turned down by Chelsea.
Reports emerged on Monday that the Premier League club was tracking Bassey.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed that Brighton have already started talks with Ajax for the player.
“Brighton have already started contacts for Calvin Bassey as their new center back. Levi Colwill's deal looks complicated as Chelsea don’t change their position: he’s not for sale. 🔵 #BHAFC,” Romano wrote on his Twitter handle.
“De Zerbi appreciates Bassey and is waiting for Ajax to clarify a potential asking price.”
The 23-year-old was on Brighton’s radar last summer before opting to join Ajax.
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