Crystal Palace target Lewis Dunk will remain at Brighton until the summer of 2021, after signing an extended five-year deal..
The 24-year-old, who made his Seagulls’ debut in May 2010, was a target for Palace and a host of other clubs during the transfer window, and the Eagles are reported to have failed with a £5million bid.
Brighton were holding out for £10million before striking a deal, but Palace were not willing to go as high as that and the defender remained at the Amex Stadium.
Dunk has now put an end to all the rumours by putting pen-to-paper on a new contract on Tuesday, much to the delight of Seagulls boss Chris Hughton.
Hughton told his club’s website: “Lewis has been exceptional for me since I arrived at the club. His form was excellent last season, and has begun this campaign in the same way.
“He thoroughly deserves this new contract and I’m really pleased for him, and the club, as he is a key player for us. We are delighted we have been able to extend his contract.”
He has made more than 150 appearances for the club, helping them to the League One title in 2011.