Werder Bremen have rejected a £10m offer from Brighton & Hove Albion for box-to-box midfielder Thomas Delaney, according to a report.
The Denmark international, previously tipped to join Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, has featured 35 times for the German club this season.
Brighton were keen to make a quick move for Delaney, but the Daily Mail suggests that they have been unsuccessful with their first approach.
However, Bremen are said to be prepared to offload the 26-year-old should a figure of close to £17m be tabled.
Delaney, a £1.5m signing from FC Copenhagen in January 2017, has three goals and six assists in all competitions this season.