Date: 29th July 2016 at 6:08pm
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Anthony Knockaert, who has been linked with a few clubs since arriving at Brighton in January, has once again had rumours surrounding his future at the club.

Defeat in the play-off semi-final to Sheffield Wednesday saw him, and of course Brighton, miss out on promotion with that also something he missed out on previously when he had a late penalty save with Watford going on to score a counter-attack goal as a result.

Chris Hughton’s made it clear he doesn’t want to lose his best players, telling Sky Sports he understands interest will be shown following the season Brighton had last season.

‘What we expect is lots of speculation. It’s a consequence of the season we had last season but we want to challenge again, and to be able to challenge again we want a team that is as good as last season and our aim is to keep our best players.’

Newcastle have made an approach to sign the former Leicester winger, who joined Brighton in January from Standard Liege, with Albion turning down a bid from Newcastle according to Sky Sports.

If Newcastle make an improved approach, with Sky sources claiming this initial offer for the 23-year-old, the answer should remain the same…. Thanks but no thanks!

We’ll need to keep players like Knockaert if we want to push for promotion again this season, selling to a potential promotion rival hardly makes sense.

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