Neal Maupay has been told the big decision to make a move from Albion “is his”.
Head coach Graham Potter said in his usual pre-match press conference yesterday that Maupay will be in his squad to visit West Ham tomorrow (2pm).
He also made it clear that it is the player’s decision whether to move on.
Potter revealed Maupay had been training all week after missing the 0-0 draw with Newcastle amid talks of a potential transfer to Nottingham Forest.
However, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Fulham had emerged as favorites to sign the 26-year-old last night.
Everton were also believed to be interested in Maupay’s services.
Potter said Albion didn’t try to “throw him out the door” and praised his approach to what had been an unusual week.
The Seagulls boss said: “He was fine. Neal is an intelligent guy.
“The window is open and sometimes these things happen that there are opportunities.
“They’re people with families and careers, so you can understand his role on the team has changed a bit in recent games, but he’s still a really important person in the group.
“When I look at what he’s done for me personally over the past three years, I can’t think of many players throughout my career who have helped me improve like he has. I will always be grateful to him for that.
“Then it’s really up to him what he wants to do, but he’s been fine this week.”
Potter said Maupay didn’t tell him what he wanted to do.
The former Brentford frontman has scored in his last two trips to the London stadium.
Potter said, “Neal doesn’t exactly want to go, as I understand it, and we certainly don’t throw him out.”
He told the news conference there was “no update” on Maupay’s future.
Albion visits Fulham a week on Tuesday.
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