De Zerbi recommends Shakhtar trio to Brighton

Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is considering returning to former club Shakhtar Donetsk for January signings.

De Zerbi has identified three of his former Shakhtar players as potential targets.

Sport.ua says the three on the radar are central defender Mykola Matvienko, born in 1996, the centre-forward Lassina Traoré, born in 2001, and the winger Tete, born in 2000, now on-loan with Lyon.

De Zerbi has asked Brighton chiefs to consider all three players for the January transfer window.

The Italian believes adding the trio would lift the quality of the overall Seagulls squad.