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Graham Potter: Brighton compete by selling at the right time for right price

Brighton boss Graham Potter has “absolute confidence” the club can negotiate the best possible transfer deals should they opt to sell any of their star players.Albion trio Robert Sanchez, Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma have been linked with summer moves away from the Amex Stadium on the back of impressive campaigns.The Seagulls sold 2020-21 player of the season Ben White to Arsenal for £50million last July but have overcome his exit to register a club-record Premier League points tally.Potter understands there is a pecking order in football and, with Brighton having recorded losses of £53.4m last year, accepts further big-money...
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Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck close to signing new Brighton deals, Graham Potter reveals

Brighton boss Graham Potter says Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck are close to agreeing new deals at the Amex Stadium.The future of the Seagulls pair had been uncertain, with their current contracts set to expire in the summer.Potter, whose side finish the Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on Sunday, expects extensions to be announced imminently.“Pascal and Danny are really close, I think, to agreeing everything for next year,” he said.“I think it’s just a matter of time, a bit of formality, so that’s great.”Creative midfielder Gross, 30, has scored 16 Premier League goals and provided 26 assists...
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Graham Potter admits celebrating win over Manchester United ‘like a bit of an idiot’

Brighton boss Graham Potter insists it is important for managers to show some emotion after acting “like a bit of an idiot” as he celebrated his side’s thumping win over Manchester United.Potter was filmed shouting “Seagulls” while being mobbed by jubilant fans outside the Amex Stadium following last weekend’s 4-0 thrashing of United.Albion’s crushing victory was a first on home soil since Boxing Day and they will seek to add to their club-record Premier League points tally at relegation-threatened Leeds on Sunday afternoon.Potter – who is usually far more reserved – says he was left with little option other than...
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Graham Potter expecting ‘hostile’ Elland Road for Leeds clash

Brighton boss Graham Potter believes relegation-threatened Leeds’ recent disciplinary issues are completely understandable ahead of visiting “hostile” Elland Road.Jesse Marsch’s hosts are scrapping for Premier League survival and plunged into the drop zone on the back of last weekend’s 2-1 loss at Arsenal.Defender Luke Ayling was dismissed for a reckless first-half lunge against the Gunners, before winger Dan James picked up a costly red card in Wednesday’s 3-0 home defeat to Chelsea.“You expect it – they’re a team who’s fighting for their lives,” said Potter. “They’re doing everything they can to stay in the Premier League; they’ve lost two players...
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