Brighton will make a £20m move for Celtic striker Osdonne Edouard after the Scottish club’s Champions League qualifier with FC Midtjylland… but Seagulls face competition from rivals Crystal Palace
- Brighton are set to make a £20million bid for Celtic striker Osdonne Edouard
- Manager Ange Postecoglou said he won’t stand in the way of unsettled players
- The Seagulls will make their move after Celtic’s Champions League qualifier
- The Parkhead club take on FC Midtjylland in the second leg on Wednesday
Brighton are poised to step up their £20million pursuit of Odsonne Edouard after Celtic’s Champions League qualification clash with FC Midtjylland.
The Parkhead club go to Denmark for Wednesday’s second leg, with the tie finely poised at 1-1. Manager Ange Postecoglou has already said he won’t stand in the way of unsettled players if they want to leave.
And Sportsmail understands Brighton will wait until this week’s Champions League tie is complete before formalising an offer, with English Premier League rivals Crystal Palace also interested.
Brighton are poised to step up their £20million pursuit of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard
Ange Postecoglou has said he won’t stand in the way of unsettled players if they want to leave
Speaking after Saturday’s 6-2 hammering from West Ham, Postecoglou admitted he needed more new players.
Right-back is the priority, with a move for Royal Antwerp’s Portuguese Aurelio Buta taking shape after Sheffield United proved difficult to deal with over George Baldock.
Postecoglou also wants a holding midfielder, another centre-back and another winger, with Croatian club Gorica having placed a £4.2m price-tag on the head of target Kristijan Lovric.
Celtic have lodged an enquiry for the winger, but reports in Croatia claim there is competition from Hellas Verona for the 25-year-old.
Gorica have told suitors they are prepared to listen to offers of €5million (£4.2m)
Sportsmail understands Brighton will wait until Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland is over before making a formal offer