Brighton have made a bid for Charlton midfielder Dale Stephens, Sky sources understand.
The highly-rated 24-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs in the past 18 months, including Aston Villa, who failed with a bid in the summer of 2012.
Now Brighton are looking to land Stephens, who has been with Charlton since joining from Oldham in 2011.
Oscar Garcia is keen to bolster his squad and has identified Stephens as one of his main targets.
Brighton failed with a bid for Middlesbrough winger Muzzy Carayol over the weekend.