The Argus – BRIGHTON, Albion target Alireza Jahanbakhsh will make up his mind about his future following Iranâ€™s unfortunate exit from the World Cup.
The Seagulls face widespread competition for the the top scorer in last seasonâ€™s Dutch Eredivise after renewing their three-year interest in the AZ Alkmaar winger.
Iran were knocked out of the group stages in Russia on Monday night, despite a last-gasp draw against Portugal in which Cristiano Ronaldo controversially avoided a red card.
Jahanbakhshâ€™s agent, Amir Hashemi, told The Argus: â€śHeâ€™s just finished. He will take one or two days rest.
â€śThere are clubs interested in him. There is nothing concrete right now.
â€śThere are maybe eight or nine clubs, this is normal, but that doesnâ€™t mean they will come with a very good or clear offer.
â€śThey are talking, they are asking, they are calling.
â€śHe wants to wait and see what is best for him. Alkmaar decide the price.â€ť
The Argus revealed earlier this month that Alkmaarâ€™s asking price for Jahanbakhsh, pictured, who is under contract until 2020, could scupper Albionâ€™s interest.
The Dutch club, keen to cash in on his 21 goals last season, reportedly rate him at around ÂŁ22 million.