As if losing their play-off semi final, head coach and current player of the year wasn't bad enough, Brighton and Hove Albion fans have had the prospect of the Seagulls shedding their talismanic centre forward Leo Ulloa thrust down their collective throats by a flurry of newspaper stories linking the striker to Leicester City.
According to reports in the press, the recently promoted Foxes have lodged a trio of bids for the player -starting with a £3million opening assault and edging gradually upwards. The Albion apparently want £10million for him. Yes. You read that correctly. TEN MILLION POUNDS for a Brighton player.
Ulloa joined the Albion back in January last year following a lengthy courtship from then Seagulls boss Gus Poyet. The fee was undisclosed but believed to be around the £2million mark and the striker put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal at The Amex.
A year and four and a bit months into that deal the Seagulls are likely to see their resolve tested yet further, with Leicester dogged in their pursuit of the forward who plundered 14 goals and four assists in 35 outings this season.
But how much IS he really worth? And how does he compare with other leading strikers in England’s second tier?