Brighton are set to swoop for Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper.

Harper is set to leave Newcastle and join Brighton on loan, says The Sun.

The veteran Toon stopper, 36, is desperate for some first team action after losing the No1 spot to Tim Krul.

And following the arrival of Rob Elliot from Charlton, Harper has fallen further down the pecking order.

Brighton have been looking for some experience to challenge current keeper Casper Ankergren.