Brighton & Hove Albion are out of the running to sign Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car this summer Andy Naylor Shifts.
The Seagulls are likely to pursue a new center-back during the ongoing transfer window with Ben White’s expected departure to Arsenal.
Caleta-Car was recently named as a potential transfer target but it appears the South Coast team have no interest in the Croatian.
The 24-year-old could leave Les Phoceens this summer with interest from West Ham United and Serie A heavyweights Napoli.
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Brighton is expected to gain around £ 50m from the sale of White and they could spend some of the funds to hire a new center-back.
Caleta-Car has made a name for itself in French Ligue 1, but manager Graham Potter might prefer someone used to the Premier League.
The Seagulls have recently been linked to Liverpool’s Nat Phillips, who has a profile similar to White with a strong aerial presence.
The 24-year-old made 20 appearances for the Reds last season after injuring himself against Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip at the end of the season.
He impressed with an average of five degrees and won just as many air duels. He would be a good signing for Potter.
It is reportedly available for £ 15million this summer and could be a realistic target for Brighton as the fee is not on their budget.
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