Brighton right-back, Tariq Lamptey is wanted by European champions, Bayern Munich in £14m transfer but the Seagulls are holding out on £23m for the former Chelsea player.
This means that the Bavarian club is almost £10million short of the asking price. According to a German outlet, SPORT1, the Premier League club won’t listen to Bayern’s offer for the 19-year-old, who has made a blistering start to the 2020-21 Premier League season. He has also being lined up as back-up to Benjamin Pavard.
This means that the Champions League winners will act to act fast as the window closes on Monday because Lamptey is on the radar of many clubs for his lung-busting performances.
Lamptey is growing at a rapid rate, clocking an incredible 22.8mph this month to be the fastest player of the weekend after Brighton’s win against Newcastle. He has also become an important player for Graham Potter’s side, despite having only arrived at the South Coast from Stamford Bridge for £4m in January.
No buy-back clause for Lamptey
Since leaving Chelsea’s Under-23 set-up to join the first-team squad at the Amex, his lightning displays have caught many eyes and that may be regrettable for the Blues to let him leave.
Unfortunately, the club failed to insert a buy-back clause into his contract. This has left Chelsea fans riling having been impressed with his early-season form.
In the game against the Blues, Lamptey showed his old employers what they were missing by assisting Leandro Trossard’s goal against them during the season opener. He already has three assists in the ongoing campaign.
Potter speaks on transfer rumours sorrounding Lamptey
Suprised over what he called false stories, Potter said he is not aware of any interest or rumours.
“Again it is another joyous part of the transfer window because all of a sudden these stories come out and it becomes the truth and you have to answer on these false stories.
“But the performances are down to him and his attributes, quality and personality. He has not been with us long but he has made a real impact in terms of how he is around the place.
“Everyone loves him, he is a great kid and he has a bright future. The short, medium and long-term future is hopefully with us.”