Report: Solly March rejects Fulham and Burnley to sign Brighton contract

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Brighton and Hove Albion winger Solly March has reportedly been the subject of interest from three Premier League clubs: Burnley, Fulham and Everton.

Solly March of Brighton in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Brighton, England.

Solly March was not exactly a frequent starter in Brighton’s first ever Premier League campaign.

In fact, the 23-year-old was included in the first XI on just 18 occasions. But, regardless of the amount of time he spent on the Seagulls' bench, it seems that March still managed to turn the heads of a number of other Premier League sides.

TEAMtalk reported on Thursday that Everton approached Brighton about potentially signing the England U21 ace. But March is instead set to sign a lucrative new contract with Chris Hughton’s side, extending a deal that currently runs until 2020.

Everton are not the only club March appears to have snubbed however.

The Mirror (live blog, 6.42am) claims that both Fulham and Burnley were interested in the versatile midfielder, who featured most regularly on the left side in 2017/18.

Brighton's English midfielder Solly March (R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal as Bournemouth's English defender Adam Smith looks on during the English Premier League football...

Newly promoted Fulham have shown plenty of ambition in the transfer market recently, but March might have been seen as a realistic alternative to the Bordeaux winger Malcom, who is attracting interest from arguably ‘bigger’ teams.

Burnley, meanwhile, are hoping to balance domestic and European commitments next season so need to add depth to a strong yet small squad.

But it seems that March is more than happy with life at the Amex instead.

Solly March of Brighton and Hove Albion and Granit Xhaka of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at Amex Stadium on March 4, 2018...

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