David Stockdale is set to turn down interest from boyhood club Leeds United and sign a new deal with Brighton and Hove Albion, according to the Mirror.

With his contract due to expire at the end of the current campaign, the 31-year-old goalkeeper has attracted a number of reported potential suitors, including the Yorkshire outfit and Premier League side West Ham United.

However, after playing a key role in helping the Seagulls achieve promotion to the top flight, keeping 20 clean sheets in 43 appearances along the way, Stockdale will be handed a two-year contract extension ahead of Brighton’s first season in the Premier League.

Despite the impressive performances of former England international Rob Green between the sticks, Leeds were hopeful of tempting Stockdale – who was included in the Championship’s Team of the Year – to Elland Road, but may now have to look elsewhere.

Meanwhile, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is believed to be on the lookout for a first-choice goalkeeper, with neither Adrian or Darren Randolph able to hold down a regular place in the starting XI.

Currently top of the Championship table, Brighton know that three points at home to Bristol City on Saturday will guarantee the league title, as they prepare for life in England’s top flight for the first time since 1983.


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