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David Stockdale to extend Brighton contract

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Stockdale set for Brighton extension

English goalkeeper David Stockdale is prepared to snub advances from West Ham United and Leeds United in order to sign a fresh contract with Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 31-year-old has been a key performer for the Seagulls in recent years, and his showing in the second half of the campaign has been key to the club's return to the top flight.

According to The Mirror, the former Fulham man will commit his future to Brighton on a new two-year deal despite interest from West Ham and Leeds United.

Slaven Bilic's West Ham are on the search for a new shot-stopper with Darren Randolph and Adrian failing to impress sufficiently over the course of the campaign.

Meanwhile, promotion-chasing Leeds are looking at a potential replacement for Robert Green, who is approaching the latter stages of his professional career.

The news will come as a huge boost for Brighton fans with Chris Hughton eager to keep hold onto the squad which earned the club top-flight promotion after a 34-year wait.

Brighton will be crowned holders of this season's Championship, should they beat lowly-placed Bristol City at The Amex tomorrow.