Sky Sports understands Brighton are in talks with Plymouth over a deal for highly-rated goalkeeper Christian Walton.
We revealed in January that the Seagulls were leading the chase for the 17-year-old shot-stopper, who is yet to make his debut for the Pilgrims.
A number of Premier League clubs have been tracking Walton, with Fulham reported to have had a bid turned down.
However, Brighton have now stepped up their interest in the player and Sky Sports understands they are in talks over a deal.
Walton has already spent time training with Brighton and has seemingly done enough to convince Gus Poyet and his backroom staff to finalise a deal.