Starsport can reveal the Chelsea and England legend was sounded out about helping the Seagulls in their push for the Premier League.
But Lampard felt the team going so well he would struggle to get in it.
“Frank Lampard rejected the chance to play for Brighton”
The 38-year-old is a free agent having parted company with New York City.
But Chelsea’s record goal-scorer is in no rush to sign as he knows he can join a club after the window closes because he is a free agent.
Lampard, though, has turned down an approach to commit to this summer’s Star Sixes tournament at the O2 in case a seriously tempting offer comes along.