Brighton battling Anderlecht & Genoa for PSG starlet Essende

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The 20-year-old striker has reached the end of his contract with the French giants and is currently weighing up his options at a career crossroads

Paris Saint-Germain striker Samuel Essende is attracting interest from Anderlecht and Brighton after reaching the end of his contract.

The 20-year-old striker is a product of a famed academy system at the Ligue 1 giants, but is yet to commit to professional terms.

PSG have been pushing to get him tied down, with one offer on the table.

Essende has, however, opted against putting pen to paper in the French capital and saw his youth deal expire on June 30.

Now free to dictate his own future, several options are being considered by the promising forward.

Goal understands that several offers have been put forward by Anderlecht, with talks having been held regarding a possible move to Belgium.

They are considered to be the side in pole position to secure a much sought-after signature, but no agreement has been reached as yet.

That is leaving the door open for others to make a move, with interest in Essende having built across Europe.

Premier League side Brighton are among the interested parties, with the Seagulls boasting the financial muscle required to squeeze out their rivals.

Norwich City are also keen on taking the youngster to England and offering him Championship football at this stage of his development.

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If he does not fancy life in the second tier, then top level competition could also be found in Italy.

Serie A outfit Genoa are keeping a close eye on the situation, with information having been requested requiring Essende’s possible availability.

PSG, though, are refusing to give up the fight just yet and are planning to hold further talks before a final decision is made.

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