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Brighton & Hove Albion, Leicester City keen on AZ winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh?

Brighton, Leicester keen on Jahanbakhsh?
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Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City reportedly identify AZ winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh as a possible transfer target.

AZ winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for both Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City.

The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the best players in the Eredivisie, ending the most recent campaign as top scorer in the division with 21 goals.

That return has resulted in interest in the Iran international's signature, and his agent has previously revealed that talks are ongoing with an unnamed club.

According to The Mirror, Brighton and Leicester are showing an interest in completing a £20m deal for the player before the start of the new Premier League campaign.

Seagulls boss Chris Hughton has already made six first-team signings, but it has been suggested that Brighton are still willing to break their transfer record to bring in Jahanbakhsh.

Leicester have money to spend after the sale of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, with the Foxes yet to find a replacement for the Algerian playmaker.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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