Adam Webster: Brighton close to £20m deal for Bristol City defender


Brighton are close to completing a club-record £20m deal with Bristol City for centre-back Adam Webster.

No deal has been agreed yet but Brighton are hopeful talks will reach a successful conclusion.

Their current record transfer is the £17m they paid Dutch club AZ Alkmaar for Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

The move could reportedly see the Seagulls' Lewis Dunk move to Leicester City, who in turn may sell England's Harry Maguire to Manchester United.

Leicester and United - who made a £70m bid for Maguire earlier in July - remain apart in their valuation of the 26-year-old.

Webster, 24, joined the Robins from Ipswich in the summer of 2018 and helped them finish eighth in the Championship last season.

Speaking earlier on Tuesday, City boss Lee Johnson confirmed there had been bids made for the defender.