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Brighton tables £20m bid for Celtic ace Osdonne Edouard


Brighton are poised to step up their £20million pursuit of Odsonne Edouard after Celtic’s Champions League qualification clash with FC Midtjylland.

The Parkhead club go to Denmark for Wednesday’s second leg, with the tie finely poised at 1-1. Manager Ange Postecoglou has already said he won’t stand in the way of unsettled players if they want to leave.

And Sportsmail understands Brighton will wait until this week’s Champions League tie is complete before formalising an offer, with English Premier League rivals Crystal Palace also interested.

Speaking after Saturday’s 6-2 hammering from West Ham, Postecoglou admitted he needed more new players.

Right-back is the priority, with a move for Royal Antwerp’s Portuguese Aurelio Buta taking shape after Sheffield United proved difficult to deal with over George Baldock.

Odsonne Edouard

Postecoglou also wants a holding midfielder, another centre-back and another winger, with Croatian club Gorica having placed a £4.2m price-tag on the head of target Kristijan Lovric.

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Celtic have lodged an enquiry for the winger, but reports in Croatia claim there is competition from Hellas Verona for the 25-year-old.

Gorica have told suitors they are prepared to listen to offers of €5million (£4.2m)

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