Brighton keen on Derby's Jayden Bogle & Portsmouth's Matt Clarke

Jayden Bogle of Derby County celebrates as he scores their second goal
Image: Jayden Bogle is a target for Premier League Brighton

Brighton are interested in Derby right-back Jayden Bogle and Portsmouth centre-half Matt Clarke, Sky Sports News understands.

The 18-year-old Bogle starred for the Rams under Frank Lampard during their unsuccessful Sky Bet Championship play-off campaign this season, while Clarke has had another excellent season in League One for Pompey.

Bogle meets several criteria for Brighton as a quick, young and home-grown prospect, but they are understood to have some concerns about his lack of experience, having made only 40 appearances in senior football so far.

Clarke, 22, is another up-and-coming player who Portsmouth may struggle to keep hold of following their unsuccessful play-off campaign, with Championship sides Leeds and Stoke also thought to be keen.

Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke
Image: Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke is also wanted by Brighton

If Brighton were to sign Clarke, it is understood they will still fight to keep hold of their current centre-back pairing of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy amid reported interest from other Premier League sides.

As well as a right-back and centre-back, a new striker is also thought to be high on Brighton's wanted list as well as a box-to-box midfielder and a winger.

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