English Premier League side, Brighton & Hove Albion have reached an agreement in principle with Ajax to sign attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus, per a report from the Athletic.
Subject to the deal being finalised, the fee is in the region of €40million (£34.5m; $44m). That would make it a club-record purchase — surpassing the price paid for Joao Pedro this summer, which was just under £30million.
The reports further suggests that Mohammed Kudus is close to agreeing personal terms with the Premier League club.
Should the move materialize, Brighton have seen off competition from Arsenal and Chelsea who both made enquires on the player last month.
Kudus who joined Ajax in 2020 from Danish fold Nordsjaelland and is under contract with the club until 2025 is keen to leave, having rejected a one-year extension in April this year.
The Ghanaian enjoyed his best season since arriving in Europe last season, scoring 18 goals and providing 7 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions for Ajax last season.
He also scored twice for Ghana in a 3-2 win against South Korea in the group stages of the World Cup in Qatar in November.