Report: Bournemouth demand £2.5m for Brighton & Hove Albion target Glenn Murray

Bournemouth's Glenn Murray looks dejected at the end of the game

The veteran striker has also been linked with moves to Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

Bournemouth's Glenn Murray looks dejected at the end of the gameMurray has struggled for games at Bournemouth of late

Bournemouth have told Brighton & Hove Albion it will cost them £2.5 million to re-sign Glenn Murray, according to a report in Wednesday's Sun newspaper (page 52).

Murray arrived at the Vitality Stadium in a reported £4 million deal from Crystal Palace in September, but fell out of favour following the January capture of Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe.

Manchester United's Chris Smalling in action with Bournemouth's Benik AfobeJanuary signing Afobe scored as many Premier League goals as Murray last term, despite making nine fewer appearances

The 32-year-old is now being linked with a return to the Championship, where he top scored for Palace during the 2012-13 campaign.

Brighton, with whom Murray was promoted to the second tier two years earlier, are said to be keen on a return for the Cumbrian, while Fulham and Queens Park Rangers were also linked last week.

Glenn Murray (L) scores the second goal for Brighton and Hove AlbionMurray (L) scoring for Brighton

A report in Thursday's London Evening Standard claimed that Bournemouth were willing to let Murray leave for free amid the Cottagers' interest, though this is not the case according to the Sun.

Murray, a former non-league player, spent three seasons at Brighton's old Withdean Stadium home, but angered supporters by leaving for their fierce rivals Palace in 2011.

The experienced front man has scored 140 goals in 360 Premier and Football League appearances to date.

Glenn Murray of Crystal Palace (L) in action with Inigo Calderon of BrightonMurray playing for Palace against his former employers

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