Albion could expand their defensive and midfield options ahead of the new season.
The Seagulls have had their eyes on 6ft2in Austria international Florian Grillitsch for a long time.
Now there are unconfirmed reports of talks and an opening offer that the free agent turned down.
Grillitsch, who plays at the back or in a deep midfield role, is out of touch at Hoffenheim and has attracted interest across Europe.
He will turn 27 on August 7th – the day Albion opens its Premier League season at Old Trafford.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/20297101.brighton-keen-free-agent-florian-grillitsch/?ref=rss Brighton keen on free agent Florian Grillitsch