Brighton have turned down an offer for Crystal Palace target Lewis Dunk and have insisted the defender is not for sale.
The Eagles have been heavily linked with a move for the defender but it remains to be seen if the bid that was rejected came from the Palace camp.
Brighton have not named the club involved or stated the size of the bid, but it was clearly nowhere near their valuation and has been thrown out.
Brighton’s chief executive Paul Barber says all offers will be knocked back as the Seagulls look to win promotion to the Premier League.
“We have received a bid for Lewis Dunk and it has been very firmly rejected without any discussion,” Barber told The Argus.
“We are very busy assembling – and soon we will be preparing – our squad for another attempt at securing promotion to the Premier League, our key ambition, so we have no intention of selling Lewis who has been, and remains, a key part of our squad.”
Everton, Newcastle and Norwich have also been linked and it could take an offer in the region of £10million to really test Brighton’s resolve.