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Glenn Murray contract talks with Brighton in deadlock

Glenn Murray
Murray scored 14 goals for Brighton last season

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet says contract talks with top-scorer Glenn Murray are in deadlock.

Murray, whose 22 goals have helped the club to the League One title this season, is out of contract this summer.

Poyet told BBC Sussex: "We have a limit and must work to those limits. If it's not enough, it's not enough.

"It's not like I can go out and make an offer like any other team, that is something we have explained and tried to sort out."

Poyet does not expect his playing budget next season to mirror those of all the other clubs in the Championship.

"We were in a situation where we were the fifth or sixth (highest) budget in the division," he said.

"We are going to another level and we will increase our budget a lot, but we are going to be middle or maybe worse depending on who comes down from the Premier League.

"This means our level of payment is going to be less than the top 10 or the top 12."

Murray will miss the final game of the season at Notts County with a shoulder injury.



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