Rangers are being linked with a move for Jamie Murphy, as are Celtic, Fulham and Sunderland.
According to Sky Sports, Celtic, Rangers and Sunderland are all in the race to sign Brighton and Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy – but he could cost around £4million.
Murphy, 27, made his name in his native Scotland with Motherwell, hitting 50 goals in 215 appearances for the Fir Park club before heading to Sheffield United during the January 2013 transfer window.
The wide man impressed with the Blades having notched 21 goals in 121 games, and having excelled in League One, Brighton swooped to land him in the summer of 2015.
Whilst Murphy has featured regularly under Chris Hughton, it’s now believed that Murphy could leave Brighton this summer after recording just two goals and three assists in the Seagulls’ promotion-winning campaign last term.
Sky Sports now report that Championship clubs Fulham and Sunderland are both interested in signing Murphy this summer, whilst Celtic and Rangers are also keen to lure him back to Scotland.
However, Murphy would allegedly cost around £4million, and it remains to be seen whether any of the interested clubs accept Brighton’s demands for the winger.
At almost 28, clubs may be reluctant to spend so much on Murphy, but his goal record over the years is impressive enough to generate interest from top Championship and SPFL clubs.
Given that Brighton also have the likes of Anthony Knockaert, Solly March and Jiri Skalak, Murphy may struggle for playing time anyway, regardless of whether Brighton manage to bring in another winger this summer – and a departure from the Amex Stadium could be on the cards as a result.
Would you lie to see your club spend £4million on Murphy?