Brighton close in on Standard Liege midfielder Anthony Knockaert

Image: Anthony Knockaert: Former Leicester player

Brighton are close to signing Standard Liege midfielder Anthony Knockaert, the Belgian club have announced.

The Sky Bet Championship club have contacted Liege and the Frenchman is thought to be travelling to England to negotiate personal terms.

Knockaert, 24, has experience of playing in England having previously turned out for Leicester between 2012 and 2015, making 93 appearances and scoring 13 goals before moving to Standard Liege on a free transfer last summer.

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The former France Under-21 international has featured in the Belgian Pro League 18 times, scoring five goals in total.

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