Alan Pardew discusses future of Glenn Murray amid reports of £5 million bid

Alan Pardew

The 31-year-old has been closely linked to Bournemouth this week.

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew as this week discussed the prospect of the Eagles selling striker Glenn Murray, according to BBC Sport reports, with sources such as the Guardian suggesting Bournemouth have made a big money bid today. 

The former Newcastle boss witnessed Murray's best Premier League form after he recalled the 31-year-old from a loan spell at Read last season, with the player going on to score a decent 7 goals in 17 matches at Selhurst Park.

With the Eagles reportedly in the market for another striker this summer despite signing Connor Wickham and Patrick Bamford, there had been rumours that Murray was available for transfer, with Premier League newcomers Bournemouth one side who have been closely linked to a move.

But Pardew seemed to shoot down the prospect of Murray leaving in his press conference ahead of this weekend's game.

"I was the one who brought him back from loan at Reading and gave him the games," he is quoted as telling BBC Sport. "So as much as we owe Glenn he owes us for the platform we have given him." 

The Cherries were reported by the Guardian to have made a £5 million offer for the Palace forward on Friday, so it looks like Pardew's words will be put to the test.

Dwight Gayle is a player who is likely to leave South London though, said the 54-year-old, despite a move to Bristol City collapsing this week.

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