Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly submitted a record bid for Ecuadorian striker Miler Bolanos, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.

The 25-year-old has made 105 appearances for South American side CS Emelec, scoring 61 goals and assisting 23. Bolanos also has six goals in 12 appearances for the Ecuador senior national side.

He has enjoyed a good start to this season, scoring five goals in five games for his current side.

This form has alerted a host of clubs to his potential availability, and Brighton have reportedly moved quickly in their efforts to bring the striker to the club.

Albion currently have the likes of Bobby Zamora and James Wilson available to them up front, but with Wilson being on-loan they will want more permanent first team strikers.

Brighton currently sit in 4th place in the Sky Bet Championship, eight points off leaders Middlesbrough, after slipping up to defeats in recent weeks. Before the loss to Middlesbrough, Brighton had gone 21 games unbeaten in the league this season.

A striker is the priority for Brighton in this transfer window and paying a record fee would signal their intent to carry on battling for an automatic promotion spot to the Premier League.

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