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Brighton striker Glenn Murray reveals he is NOT in talks over a new contract at the Amex Stadium


Brighton and Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray has revealed to talkSPORT he is NOT in discussions over a new contract with the club, despite his current deal being up at the end of the season.

Murray has started the final year of his contract with the Seagulls on fire, scoring four goals in five Premier League games.

The 34-year-old has been Brighton’s top scorer for the last two seasons, hitting 14 goals last term to help keep the south coast club in the top flight.

His form in front of goal since the Seagull’s return to the Premier League has even seen the well-travelled frontman tipped for an England call-up.

But Brighton could face losing their top striker for nothing next summer with no new deal currently on the table.

Speaking on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, with former team-mate Steve Sidwell in the co-host chair, Murray said: “We spoke about it in the summer, but I’ve put it to bed now.

“I’m fully focussed on the season and trying to get as many goals as possible.

“I’ll revisit it next summer, but for now I’ve let that situation go.

“Now it’s all about how well I can do this season.”

Murray is two away from reaching 100 career goals for Brighton over two spells at the club

If he keeps up his current form, there is no reason why Gareth Southgate shouldn’t give Murray a spot in his next Three Lions squad.

And the striker told talkSPORT it would be the proudest achievement of his career to don an England shirt and represent his county.

He added: “Every English player would like to play for the country. Whether that happens for me, that’s another thing.

“All I can do is keep trying my best at club level in the Premier League and keep trying to score goals, and what comes off the back of that, you never know.

“But as far as I’m concerned, to represent your county that would be one of the proudest moments of my career. If that comes, brilliant, but if not, c’est la vie.”

Will England boss Southgate be at the Amex to watch Murray in action on Saturday?

Brighton host Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday – with LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE commentary on talkSPORT from 5:30pm.

It appears to be the perfect time to face Spurs, after suffering three successive defeats in all competitions for the first time under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

But Murray insists Brighton are not taking the game lightly and are preparing for a tough game at home.

“It’s well known they’ve lost three on the bounce for the first time in a long time,” the striker said.

“But you can look at it too ways: you can say it’s a great time to play them, but you can also say they’re a wounded animal.

Spurs have lost successive games against Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan – could Brighton be next?

“We’re going into the game and treating them with the respect they deserve, no matter what their previous results have been.

“We’re very cautious of them because we understand they are a very good football team and they can hurt us.

“So we’ve done our homework and we’ll go into the game as well prepared as we can be, but we’re expecting a good performance from what is a very good Tottenham side.”

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