Brighton has been told that they must put in a substantial bid for Glenn Murray if they want to sign him this summer.

According to reports by the Bournemouth Echo, Brighton is hopeful of bringing in Murray to bolster their attack ahead of a season that many fans will be expecting success.

The seaside came close to promotion last season, only missing out on automatic promotion by a narrow gap to Middlesbrough and then falling at the first hurdle in the playoff semi-finals.

Fans will be wanting the club to be pushing for promotion once again and manager Chris Hughton will be hoping that his signings will be a major factor in that becoming reality.

Hughton will know Murray’s pedigree at Championship level, with a loan spell at Reading last season finishing with 8 goals in 18 appearances.

Brighton is in need of a main forward who can hold up the ball after allowing Bobby Zamora to leave the club after his second stint at the club along with James Wilson returning to his parent club.

Zamora won’t be the only striker to return to Brighton in the later stages of his career, with Murray previously spending three and a half years at the Seagulls between 2008 and 2011, scoring an astounding 53 goals in 118 appearances.

The 32-year old is said to be interested in a move to the Amex after not being able to hold down a place against current Bournemouth strikers Benik Afobe, Lewis Grabban and the soon-returning Callum Wilson.

With Brighton coming extremely close to promotion this season, a player with such goalscoring prowess like Murphy could be the exact signing to push them closer to the promised land of Premier League football.

The ball is now in Brighton’s court and with Murray looking like a sound investment, expect to see him line up in the blue and white kit once again.

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