Brighton are set to sign Charlton goalkeeping prospect James Beadle.
The Seagulls were always in pole position to land the 17-year-old despite Chelsea also being linked.
Charlton pulled out all the stops to try and convince Beadle to stay and sign a professional deal.
The Addicks have had significant success keeping hold of their prize assets in recent months with Karoy Anderson, Deji Elerewe and Mason Burstow all signing long-term contracts.
The South London Press understands that they have been able to thrash out a decent deal for Beadle that will see significant sums head their way if the young shotstopper realises his potential – including a cut of any future transfer fee.
Beadle, a Charlton fan, had been with the club for nine years. He has been selected by England at U18 and U15 level.
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