The Daily Mail says Seagulls boss Oscar Garcia is ready to utilise his contacts in his native Spain with an audacious bid to lure Dongou from Barcelona.
Dongou, a Cameroon U20 international, was brought to Barca by Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o. He grabbed headlines last week when he came on as a substitute for Alexis Sanchez in Barcelona's Copa del Rey tie away at Cartagena and scored in a 4-1 win.
Dongou is only 18 but has shown an ability to compete physically with older players and is tipped for a bright future. Barcelona may yet decide though that the Championship is too big a risk.