Murray hopeful Dunk will stay

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Brighton's resolve is set to be tested this summer with reports claiming Leicester City are interested in signing Lewis Dunk.

Glenn Murray says the entire Brighton squad want Lewis Dunk to remain with the club but he admits every player has his price.

England international Dunk has been heavily linked with a £45million move to Leicester should Harry Maguire leave the Foxes.

Dunk was an integral part of the Brighton side that earned promotion to the Premier League in 2017 and has formed an impressive partnership with Shane Duffy at the heart of the Seagulls defence since arriving in the top-flight.

Brighton technical director Dan Ashworth has previously dismissed talk of Dunk leaving the club and forward Murray is hopeful the 27-year-old will opt to remain at The Amex, although he admits that may not be possible.

“As far as any of our better players are concerned, they are the ones you want to keep,” Murray told PA.

“But football is a business as well as a sport and I think everyone has got their price.

“As far as the players are concerned, we all want Lewis to stay and lead us into another Premier League campaign.”

Murray is entering the final 12 months of his own deal with Brighton and he still needs 15 more goals to surpass Tommy Cook’s record as the club’s all-time leading scorer with 123.

The 35-year-old admits it would be a huge honour to surpass that tally.

“It would mean an awful lot to be the highest goalscorer for the club ever – a current Premier League club as well.

“It would be a really great moment but it’s a long way off and I won’t really waste too much time thinking about it until it’s achieved – if it becomes achieved.”

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