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Brighton & Hove Albion in talks to sign Genki Haraguchi

English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion are in talks with Hertha Berlin to sign Japan international Genki Haraguchi.

According to the German sports magazine Kicker, the newly-promoted outfit have been reportedly offered the 26-year-old winger a promisung deal.

Hertha signed Haraguchi in May 2014 from J1 League giants Urawa Reds and the Bundesliga club have tried to tie the player down to a new contract with his current deal expiring next summer.

Haraguchi played 79 times for Hertha in the last two seasons of domestic league. He has won 22 caps and scored seven goals for Japan after making his international debut in 2011.