Newcastle outcast Aleksandar Mitrovic is a January target for Brighton.

Seagulls boss Chris Hughton sent his scouts to watch Mitrovic in action during Serbia’s 3-2 loss to Austria on Friday.

Toon boss Rafael Benitez ran out of patience with hot-headed Mitrovic after he was hit with a three-match ban for elbowing West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini in August.

Benitez left the 23-year-old out of the Magpies' squad for the 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool that preceded this international break.