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Brighton to beat Leicester for AZ star Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Brighton are confident of burning off competition from Leicester City for AZ Alkmaar attacker Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

The Mirror says Jahanbakhsh, 24, was top-scorer in Holland last season — despite playing out on the wing.

His agent, Amir Hashemi, said: “We are actually discussing a transfer, but I cannot say which team is involved, but it is not a Dutch club."

Jahanbakhsh, who scored 21 and added 12 assists as AZ finished third, has also been linked with West Ham and Serie A runners-up Napoli.

Seagulls boss Chris Hughton has already signed seven players this summer.

Leicester need a new winger, having sold title-season hero Riyad Mahrez to champions Manchester City for £60million.

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