Report: Crystal Palace reject £3 million bid from Bournemouth for Glenn Murray

Crystal Palace have reportedly rejected a £3million offer for Glen Murray from Bournemouth.

According to the Guardian, Crystal Palace have rejected a bid of around £3 million from Bournemouth for Glenn Murray, with the Premier League new boys expected to return with an improved offer after the weekend's action. 

Murray is keen to remain at Selhurst Park but has yet to be offered an extension to his current contract, which expires in 2017.

This has seen Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe step up his interest in the player, who he believes could be a valuable addition ahead of the upcoming top-flight campaign.

The 31-year-old is expected to start for Palace in the club's season opener against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday, but Howe will be keen to assess the situation throughout the remainder of the transfer window.

Murray hit a spell of impressive form following Alan Pardew's arrival at Selhurst Park, which saw him finish the campaign with seven goals in just 17 Premier League appearances.

Despite playing less than half of the Eagles total fixtures, he finished the campaign as the club's top scorer; one goal ahead of his closest challenger for the accolade, Jason Puncheon. 

However, while his goal output is highly commendable, question marks remain over his all-round game.

Indeed, he completed just 57% of his total attempted passes last term, while finding success in a mere 27% and 42% of his dribbles and headed duels, respectively.  

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